The start of the season for the Barrow High Whalers is just over a month away, but the North Slope Borough School District is making full use of Cathy Parker Field by playing host to the Top of the World Sports and Leadership Camp.
Barrow resident Budd Goodyear was kind enough to send two photos from the camp, which concludes today. If you're wondering what life is like 340 miles north of the Arctic Circle this time of the year, Budd sent along the following note:
"The temps here have been in the high 20s to 30 at night and 30 to 40 daytime. I think one or two days it got over 40. We have had a lot of freezing fog. The light gets real weird in the fog. The fog can be very thick on the ground but only a hundred feet or so high. The bright sun shines down on it and every molecule of water in the air shines like the sun. It hurts my eyes and is brighter than a sunny day.
"The sun came up on May 11 and will not set until August 2 or 3 — 24/7 sunshine till then."