Leigh Emily

Just got word that I need to head back to work for a couple weeks in late December...so I’m mentally preparing for it...❄️😬 . This photo is from October, right before it really started snowing. It will be a magical winter wonderland when I return!✨❄️ . This time of year in Alaska is not only cold, but it’s dark too. The shortest day of the year is December 21st...winter solstice. In Valdez, on that day, the sun will rise at 10:00am and set at 3:30. And since I only fly during daylight hours, that means I will have just 5.5 hours of potential work each day...😂 . Hmmm, whatever shall I do with my time???🤔🧘‍♀️ . I’ll be well south of the arctic circle. Everything north of the arctic circle won’t even have a sun rise. . Just some fun facts about #Alaska for ya! . Staying warm in @alpnrock 💙 #alaskapilot #alpnrock #theplayfulyogipilot #femalepilot #as350 #helicopter #helicopterpilot

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2017.12.01. 16:02



2017.12.01. 19:40
Oh man well enjoy the beach while you can


2017.12.01. 20:27
Looks like you will have more time for yoga 💕💕


2017.12.01. 20:29
This pic is so cool


2017.12.01. 20:30
Your work must be so funny 😁


2017.12.01. 20:30
fun not funny lol


2017.12.01. 20:31
@thepritiyogi 🤣🤣🤣 Well sometimes it’s funny I guess!😘😘😘😘


2017.12.01. 20:33
@loday1126 So hard right!?🤣😘🙏


2017.12.01. 20:33
@yoga_supqueen Yup, couple of weeks...as fast as I can!!!!


2017.12.01. 20:34
@sport_plus123 I need to make some flying videos!!🤣😘


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2017.12.01. 20:41
That is so neat, 5.5 hours of daylight...or maybe weird?! Do you adjust well to it? And I’m sure it’s so frigid cold, I’d never survive! You have the neatest life, Leigh 💖


2017.12.01. 20:48
This is so interesting! I love to learn things about Alaska and your way of life there. Thanks for sharing!


2017.12.01. 21:20
Awww....will we miss you in Kona?? When do you return?


2017.12.01. 21:57
@maureenklepfer Might be a false alarm...working out details now, but if anything I’ll be back Jan 4th!


2017.12.01. 21:57
@luzm.arrondo 😘😘😘


2017.12.01. 21:58
@alli_roush definitely weird and hard for this girl to handle...but in short doses, I can manage!😅


2017.12.01. 21:59
@cherylfyoga 🙏 Thank you! I need all the encouragement I can get!😅


2017.12.01. 22:00
@kellymarie_yoga Says one epic woman to another!❤️🙌🙏


2017.12.01. 22:00
@im.poledancing ohhh Girl!! It’s even colder in the interior!!! Lots of hot tea and yoga and snuggles!!!!❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘


2017.12.01. 22:01
@creativebosstown Right!?🙏🤣😘


2017.12.01. 22:02
@happymermaidgirl Thank you my Boo!!


2017.12.01. 22:42
Do you get to see the Aurora Borealis? It’s on my dream list!


2017.12.01. 22:47
@blue.skies.and.butterflies Yes, only if it’s clear skies! Which doesn’t happen very often in Valdez🙈


2017.12.01. 23:32
Always the best pics. And such an interesting life! ☀️☃️


2017.12.01. 23:45
But at least your pics will be awwwwesome. Not that they’re not already 😂🙌🏻🙌🏻😘


2017.12.02. 01:55
@leighyogipilot well, I will hope you get clear skies and soak up all the Hawaiian sun you can in the meantime!


2017.12.02. 02:15
So wonderful to experience different environments, the extremes ... and to see who you are in them. 💙🙏🏻💫


2017.12.02. 02:18
Wooow! I would like to experience that short day once to see how it is! You are so beautiful, Leigh! 😍💙💙


2017.12.02. 02:18
No words. So pretty


2017.12.02. 06:34
Beautiful 💙


2017.12.02. 07:28
I love this picture!!!!


2017.12.02. 09:22
Fun Facts are cool and so are you.


2017.12.02. 12:53
Wow that’s crazy! Try to enjoy The Sun when you can ☀️ and great shot!


2017.12.02. 14:18
Very cool❤🌞❤🌞


2017.12.02. 14:18
Oh wow! Safe travels and safe flying while working!


2017.12.03. 06:27
If Maggie's is open you live large!


2017.12.03. 06:35
@sundayhauser Awe! Sunday! YOU’RE cooler than the cool side of the pillow!!💙💙💙


2017.12.04. 15:06
Thanks for sharing! That is crazy ! Only 5 hours of day light! Ummm you can do yoga and or watch Christmas movies 🎄😍☀️


2017.12.07. 07:20
Much love dear💕💕💕💎🕉🕊


2017.12.08. 12:56
Thanks for sharing!



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