Monday, March 16, 2015
On the Coast - Unalakleet
She's been keeping us up to date on the weather. There were 35 mph winds yesterday. I don't want to know what that meant in minus whatever wind chill. They've been getting ready for days for the onslaught of reporters, officials and mushers coming in and through. There's a prize for getting to the coast first and Aaron Burmeister won it. Actually he's won several prizes along the way already.
This is a big checkpoint for dropping dogs and picking up a fresh sled. Not all mushers can afford to ship a sled, but the veterans usually have enough sponsorhip to afford it. All mushers have bags of food and supplies that they leave in Anchorage before the race which are shipped to most of the checkpoints by plane.
Aliy Zirkle, Jef King, Dallas Seavery and Mitch Seavey have already been through this checkpoint. Some stayed to rest for a bit, others just to snack their dogs and off they go over the Blueberry Hills to Shaktoolik.
I'm working on the body of the sweater and the sleeves at the same time.
Brazilian Protugese purling on Wednesday night and the new skill will make my purling easier and faster. I might even grow to like it which is the object of the lesson Rosanne will be giving us at Knit Knite.