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I finally got around to posting the second part of the tour around my small town. (Here is Part 1 if you missed it.) If you ever get a chance to visit this wonderful little community way out here in the arctic tundra, then you will probable stay at the Nullagvik Hotel or Bayside Inn.
The Nullagvik Hotel is the closest we have to fine dining and upscale-ish lodging in town. The restaurant has a beautiful view of Kotzebue Sound and the food is delicious.
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Back in mid-April, we watched the start of the famous dog mushing race, the Kobuk 440. Considered to be one of the most dangerous sled dog races, it is a challenging course that takes the mushers to every village in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Dog mushing is an important part of Inupiaq culture and a favorite pastime for many people up here in Kotzebue.
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This past spring, I practiced driving our new snowmobile. It was very easy to drive but I was nervous so I didn’t go very fast. I never realized how much fun snowmobiling could be for the entire family (so long as everyone is bundled up well.)
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One of the awesome perks of living on a spit of land surrounded by fresh and salt waters is the great fishing. The last few weeks have been prime ice fishing conditions for Sheefish. The whole town can be seen fishing just off the north side of town when the Sheefish are biting. Sheefish are a white fish and taste like a cross between Salmon and Halibut. I was very surprised by the size of the Sheefish, they are on average 30lb and can get to be much bigger. Some of the fish we caught were the size of Anneliese and weighed what felt like a ton carrying them into the house for cleaning.
Although we live in a small town with no roads going out, we still have government offices, businesses, schools, and churches. Everything is a little different up here, so I thought it would be fun to give everyone a tour of the town.
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