We have been off the ship for over 48 hours and flown across the country and through 3 time zones since we returned. Yet I can still feel the sway of the ship. Ever so gentle, side to side.
Our first full day was spent at sea. I didn’t think I would get seasick, but I was wrong! I adjusted after just a few hours, but I highly recommend the wrist bands.
I spent some time lounging outside, and there’s a giant screen behind where dh is lounging, broadcasting the football game. I positioned my lounge chair so I could watch the game as well as the ocean. Blankets are cheerfully provided.
This is what much of Alaska looks like from a cruise ship. We saw mountains, clouds, water, and if you enlarge this, you will see a glacier right in the center. It rained every day, but mostly at times when we were somewhat sheltered on our excursions, or still on the ship. It’s not called ‘rain’ in Alaska, it’s ‘liquid sunshine’. And if some blue sky is somehow visible, it’s considered ‘cloud failure’. LOL!
After docking in Juneau, we took an excursion to see whales, the Mendenhall, and feast at a salmon bake. Our whale quest was highly successful!
Do you think the people on this boat got a thrill?
After leaving the whales, we went to Orca Point Lodge for a salmon bake. Ya gotta have salmon in Alaska!
Our next stop was Mendenhall Glacier, which is only a few miles outside of Juneau.
There were salmon in the pond near the Visitor Center, and if you click on the third picture, you will see kayaks beside the little iceberg.
After we got back to the ship, several floatplanes landed near us. Although Juneau is a state capital, it cannot be reached by road, so floatplanes and boats are everywhere.
The next day found us in Skagway, where our excursion took us along the Chilkoot River, where we saw Eagles, bears, and seals. I’m very disappointed in my photography skills, but I still have the memories!
Mama bear above, and this is her cub.
The front of this building was adorned with worn backpacks used as flower pots! Very cool.
DH was heading to a knife shop when I spotted this sign in Skagway. No knife shopping for me!
The next day was spent cruising Glacier Bay. This was probably our coldest day, but it was too beautiful to stay inside the ship! Brrrr..
A Humpback whale breaching.
For those of you who requested Alaska pictures, these were the highlights of our trip. Over the next few days, I plan to set up a new Page with more narrative and many more pictures. If you’re interested, come on over! If not, I’ll be getting back to some sewing soon. Fiona Pfaff is back from the spa and raring to go.
Be kind this week…..Sunny