Normally out here winter doesn't really settle in to stay until December so I was reluctant to let go of fall. This year seems to be different . . . I've been sick the last few days so I've been able to watch wave after wave of snow showers roll up Illiuluk Bay with periods of bright sunshine in between. Today I decided to call an official end to the motorcycle riding season so I went on one last tour of the island. I've found that gentle riding on snow is not much different than aggressive riding on dirt - be easy on both the throttle and the brake and you'll be fine. With that said, some of the back roads out here are pretty steep and there just isn't enough traction to get to some some spots in the winter safely.
In the top photo, you can see horse tracks in the roadway - I was on the hunt for where the wild horses were spending their time. The bottom photo shows Summer's Bay - I just love how the colors of the bike match the colors of winter out here . . . .
Sorry I've been missing in action, we had company over - not really company, they were all dear friends - and I've been deliberately staying away from the camera and computer. I missed some amazing photos - an eagle on top of Little Bishop rock with the moon in the background comes to mind - but you have to step away once in awhile to remember why you're there in the first place, right?