Last week's trip to Dutch harbor didn't happen, unfortunately. After spending several hours at the airport waiting, the flight was cancelled due to weather. So, Friday morning, I find myself up at Deadhorse (Prudhoe Bay) instead.

Temperatures ranged from -30 to -25 and the wind was steady at around 25mph with frequent gusts well beyond that. I was to go up early, overnight and come home on the following evening's flight.

Again, due to weather, we were almost two hours late departing from Anchorage and I didn't get home until Sunday afternoon.

Sometimes, in our modern world we forget just how fearsome nature can be and that for all of our technology, we're not really in charge. This image doesn't really convey the intensity of the cold, but I'm posting it because the flag shows how windy it was.