FINAL PROGRESS REPORT NO.
Nome, Alaska Paddy Barry
September 5th 2001
THE SPIRIT OF THE NORTH
Nome, Alaska,100 miles south of the Bering Strait, is the end of our
one warm line.Weve changed our plan.
Weve found Nome to be a great town, and a good place to overwinter
From here next year, Jarlath has many cruise options, Siberia, The
Aluetians, Alaska South, all of which would have been left behind had
we continued now bashing on southward; with the winter quickly coming
Weve probably said all we usefully can for now about Our Northwest
Passage.We planned, we manned, we had luck and we took it.
But if we were asked what was different about it for us? It was the
Spirit of the North. What the North gave to us, and what we gave back.
We flew close to the sun, but unlike Icarus, our wings did not melt