Moments from my journeys to the colder parts of this planet.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
In the middle of nowhere
Alaskans are amazing people. They live in the middle of nowhere. Literally. You will see houses completely out of the blue, in the middle of nowhere, at least 2-3 hours away from any major city, with no electricity or running water. Living like this is a choice, not a necessity for most of these people. It always amazes me. It seems to me like all you can do there is to live, and not much else. Generators for electricity, water is from a nearby stream,
or by melting snow, and hunting and fishing are main sources of food. Rough life, but the reward ? The beauty and serenity offered by the mountains and the calming snow.