Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Midnight Sunset

...moments ago...
...the days are already getting shorter...



Blogger David J said...

That's amazing. I'd love to see it one day. I've been enjoying reading your blog and have learned a lot about Alaskan life from your fascinating posts.
I live in Darwin Australia which is also a bit of a frontier place. In fact our Town Council has a Sister Cities arrangement with Anchorage. However geographicaly we are quite different!
We are qite close to the equator and our seasons only have a slight difference in in daylight hours.
However people here also love fishing.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger The Tundra PA said...

David--I hope you make it up here for a visit some time. Australia is a place I've always wanted to visit; I have a fantasy about scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef. If Darwin is a sister city to Anchorage, are they about the same size (250,000)? What kinds of fish do you catch there? Besides yummy, of course!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 3:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beatiful pic.... I always wanted to live in alaska... my did was stationed there for a time when i was little or just before i was born.. he said it was amazing!!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:02:00 PM  
Blogger David J said...

According to an Australian Gvt website our population is 82,400 people and the population of the whole Northern Territory is about 120,000. Check the URL

The population is fairly transient with Government workers and Military coming and going on a regular basis.
The N.T is a stronghold for indigenous culture and there is quite a bit of land dedicatied as Aboriginal researve. We have a place called Arnhem Land which covers several Aboriginal homelands.
The fish people most like to catch is Barramundi, this is a large fish that. like the salmon spends part of it's life cycle in the sea and part in the fresh water. Also various other fish are enjoyed including mud crabs. However ther needs to be strict controlls on the bag limit with our fish as the populations would be devistated if we employed the same technique as is used in Alaska.
I don't do much fishing I prefer the idea of living in one of the few places on earth that hasn't already been over fished to the point of colapse. :)

Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:19:00 AM  
Blogger Dr. A said...

Great picture. Definitely on my "places to visit" list.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:39:00 PM  

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