Thursday, September 27, 2007

View From The Beach

The Shell Oil drill rig Frontier Discoverer was moored at the APL dock this morning lit up by a Christmas tree so I steadied the camera as best I could standing on the beach in front of the house for the long exposure needed to capture the scene. You can read about the tough times Shell has experienced in getting permits to drill in the Beaufort Sea here and here. The Frontier Discoverer and associated support ships are costing Shell a million dollars a day standing idle awaiting court appeals. We like them because they are a nice boost to the economy here in Dutch Harbor while they sit around!

1 comment:

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Ooooo cool. Glad they are boosting the economy.
Another great pic.