Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Snowy Wintery Brunch!!

WOW!!! It's been a Day up Dutch Harbor way......

...A massive Winter Storm Has been rolling through the Aleutian Islands today, with winds of 50-60mph And Gusts to 80mph. Yup, what you call "Hurricane" in the Lower 48 we call "Sunday Morning". Combine that with Heavy, wet, blowing snow and you can see why Cars were getting stuck all over the island. Add on TOP of that the city blowing a transformer and some underground wiring, thus blacking out half the Town, including the Cable and Wireless Companies and The Internet Satellite Dish and you can see why this Brunch Is getting a Late Start. The Hotel is on Unisea Power though so we had no troubles. It was nice to see some of the Locals without power make the Best of it by joining us for Brunch even though it was a harrowing drive over.

CB has been good and has not eaten French Toast for breakfast for almost two weeks so I did indulge today!! And LOTS of good Crispy bacon!

Junior Making Waffles and Blocking Chefboy From his shot!!!

Junior is going to have to learn not to Camera Block guys with Knives.......

And now that we are done with Dessert on to some other shots!

Just a Few of the Turkeys the Restaurant made up for Thanksgiving........

.......and the two Turkeys I spent part of Thanksgiving with.

An Eagle Skirmish Around the Front of the Hotel over some scrap that one of them had. 7 eagles were racing around all after this one that had the scrap. It's over a year now but I still get a thrill out of Eagles.

And Finally a Few Shots and Videos of the storm which raged from Early this morning until about Three this afternoon.

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The Sound on this one really conveys what it is like to have those winds racing outside and Howling through the Hotel.
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Everyone Stay warm and Dry!!

11 comments:

Reading said...

BRRRRR...the wind would make me nuts...I am envious of you getting to see all those eagles, I don't think I would ever tire of watching those majestic birds...stay warm and dry....

mamawas said...

saw the storm roll through on the Coastal Dock Cams (I checked when you hadn't posted by miday). It was a whiteout!!! The buffet looks tempting as usual!!

Donna

Mary C said...

Wow!!! That wind is intense! Brunch looks wonderful as always!! Take care and you keep warm!!

heleninseattle said...

Brian,
Glad you were able to post your brunch and got to see more of the town's people! Eagles, as always, are magnificent.

I love French Toast. I don't need it either but from now on I'll eat your portion, ok?

Hugs,
Helen

Margrita said...

CB wow the wind sounds wicked. Stay warm and dry. The eagles are awesome great shots of them. Brunch looked yummy all that fresh seafood and yummy desserts.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Like I said, CB, I'm gonna do my best to see if I can find the vacation time to fly up to Dutch Harbor and visit ya'all at the Grand Aleutian next year. Love to meet you and Steve and the rest!

BZ

Kim said...

love the brunch pics. was definitely what i needed to get my system back to normal. went to Maine this weekend and i was expecting to see it looking like DH/Unalaska but it was actually warm and quite breathtakingly beautiful.

Eagles are always wonderful creatures to watch and admire.

Hethykins said...

I know those 2 blond boys....what are their names???
Hopefully home tomorrow!!
See you soon....

CaliGirl9 said...

I'm going to go fetch another blanket after watching those video clips!

Sunday brunch ... I could get used to it. But I don't think I could say no to anything other than eggs. I'm not an egg eater. All the rest ... anything goes I guess!

Thanks for sharing yet again CB. YOU stay warm, too!

Carlisleboy said...

If you come to Visit BZ I'll cover your Hotel room!! That is a Promise!
Melted a bit today everyone, but we got another big storm planning on hitting on Thursday. Again High winds and all the rest. Fun Fun Fun!

Cookie Dough said...

The tree (and the fireplace) are so cute in person! The pics don't do them justice!