Tales from the Edge: A Trip to Wales, Alaska

 The girl in the seat next to me asks the flight attendant for a fruit and cheese tray. “Um, we’re going to Nome…” she responds. “We don’t have things like that on this flight.” She hands her a bag of pretzels and moves on, while I continue staring at the sparkling ribbons of frozen rivers below, threading across Alaska.

The girl in the seat next to me asks the flight attendant for a fruit and cheese tray.
“Um, we’re going to Nome…” she responds. “We don’t have things like that on this flight.”
She hands her a bag of pretzels and moves on, while I continue staring at the sparkling ribbons of frozen rivers below, threading across Alaska.

For one week, I lived on the edge of the world. On the northwestern most point of mainland Alaska, where the winds are cold, the people are hearty, and the pace is slow. Armed with just my camera, I was welcomed into countless homes to view a day in the life of elders and children. The people were so gracious and kind, and I think that can be seen in their photos.

More photos to come! This barely scratches the surface!

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