Nome Alaska Photos, Iditarod Race, March 2017

Nome, from the Bering Sea



Nome in March is exactly what Alaska is all about
. Lots of snow, lots of sun, moderate, (for Alaska), temperatures, and of course…THE IDITAROD RACE!

All of Nome is waiting for the first Musher to arrive today.
Mitch Seavey is expected to win the race by this evening. The whole town is buzzing. Every public building seems to be hosting one activity or another. Craft shows feature things like hand sewn sea otter hats, seal skin mittens, ivory carvings, and quiviut shawls. This is a DIFFERENT kind of town that’s “fur” sure.

Sea Otter Hat



But I didn’t come to see the Iditarod
like everyone else did, although I certainly won’t pass up the chance to see the winner arrive. I came to see my daughter who works in Nome. She kept telling me how great this little town is and I should come to visit. So here I am, I leave tomorrow. This really is a cool little city. I took a lot of pictures but could take a lot more. Here are a few.

Old Gold Dredges. There are lots of these around town.

Gold Dredge by Airport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swanburgs Dredge

Bering Sea Gold

Crabbing in the Bering Sea

Crab Pot Location

Crab Pot Hole

Bering Sea Crabbing

 

 

 

 

 

Groceries in Nome. People are always complaining about the cost of groceries but I was amazed at the selection available. Fresh groceries!!! Nome has avacodos from Mexico???!!

Hanson’s Department Store

Milk on Sale

 

Subway on the Bering Sea

Windmills over Nome

Nome Regional Hospital

Solar Panels in Nome

Bering Tea, Mocha anyone?

Oil Heater at Bering Tea, coolest little oil stove