Snapshots of Nome

While in Nome, the crew worked hard. we rigged, painted and prepared each day. But we got out a little as well. Here are a few snapshots.

Behind each is a much grander story, but here is a taste for now.

Stevo and Bruce.  A true joining of spirits.  I've never seen anything like it.
Stevo and Bruce. A true joining of spirits. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Since I heard Bruce’s yowl as we left the dock, and turned about to load him aboard. Steven and he have been joined at the hip.

They began their journey sailing over 1200 Miles at sea. who knows what their future will hold.

Stevo, Bruce and I in front of the Dexter site (Wyatt Erp's Saloon from 1903)  Behind us is Roald Amundsen's bust.  He was the man, who dominated polar exploration.  Humble, calculating and prepared like no other.  His methods have inspired my preparation immensely.
Stevo, Bruce and I in front of the Dexter site (Wyatt Erp’s Saloon from 1903) Behind us is Roald Amundsen’s bust. He was the man, who dominated polar exploration. Humble, calculating and prepared like no other. His methods have inspired my preparation immensely.

Amundsen is my exploratory hero. Its fitting his bust is near Wyatt Erp’s Saloon.

Amundsens display at the Nome Museum.  His crew had similar clothing tastes!
Amundsens display at the Nome Museum. His crew had similar clothing tastes!

I”ve read about some of the very artifacts in this window. History is indeed alive on this voyage.

I had a root break on my gold crowned tooth, on the way to Nome.  So I had it pulled.  I did some bartering for the crown at the Gold Buyers.  We settled on $58.00 and a $5.00 drink token at the "breakers Bar"
I had a root break on my gold crowned tooth, on the way to Nome. So I had it pulled. I did some bartering for the crown at the Gold Buyers. We settled on $58.00 and a $5.00 drink token at the “breakers Bar”

There is no better place to have a gold tooth pulled from your head, than Nome Alaska!

Pat Hahn and Sue Greely were the most gracious hosts, any sailors could met by.  A million thank yous' from the crew of Empiricus!
Pat Hahn and Sue Greely were the most gracious hosts, any sailors could met by. A million thank yous’ from the crew of Empiricus!

Nome is behind us now and we are glad to be in the mix of Ice. but I will never forget my visit there. Nor the springboard of care we received from the Hahn’s during our stay.

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