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The Bering Sea

Usually the sky in Nome is overcast over the Bering Sea and several miles inland, but we had uncanny luck with the weather during our trip and saw Nome on a rare, sunny summer/autumn day. These pictures don't have much of a story to tell, except they're of the shore of the Bering Sea (technically, Norton Sound).

 

Note the rocks in the lower right hand corner - that's Nome's seawall. Sure, it looks peaceful now, but some rather fierce storms come rolling off the Bering Sea in the winter. These storms have counterparts in the Atlantic Ocean called "nor'easters," if that helps to give some perspective... think The Perfect Storm. The seawall was built after the windows in the buildings along the shore kept getting knocked out by waves on an annual basis.

 

Oh, and here's the seawall again.

 

That's it, folks... the coast of the Bering Sea, and it's all of 42 degrees Fahrenheit (5.5 degrees Celsius)! Remember that, because that bit of knowledge will come in handy shortly.

 

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