Lightning, Rainbow, Moon and Sun / by Caroline Van Hemert

We made it to the Arctic Coast after the delta released us from its vicious hold.  It’s much nicer here, tons of birds and expansive views.  Pulled two all-nighters, saw a grizzly on a marine mammal carcass and were pursued by moose in the shallow waters of the Arctic Ocean.  Saw lightning, rainbow, moon and sun all on one horizon.  It feels like we’re in a dream world.  We are now walking and puddle jumping across the remainder of the delta, the beaches several miles ahead. In the map below, Caroline and Pat are approximately 6 miles from the Arctic Ocean on the western edge of the delta.