Once again, I'm not your typical cruiser. Here's another example: While most folks like to "sleep in" I like to be up early, step out onto the Promenade Deck for a breath of fresh air, and then head up to the Lido Market (restaurant) to get a good table, write in my journal, people watch, and see the morning activities unfold.
|Each morning on the way to breakfast I passed the|
Naturalist's Desk in the main lobby. Every day the Naturalist filled a
white board with something interesting, like you see
above ... Animal of the Day, Humpback whale.
|Ready for a good cup of coffee in the Lido Market|
The breakfast menu includes many, many options!
|Spotted an Alaska Marine Highway vessel (ferry) heading South.|
You can take your car with you to Alaska on a ferry like this which
departs from Bellingham, Washington.
|Today we are heading into Tracy Arm|
|Two things about this photo:|
1. Be sure to bring proper clothing. It can be cold out on deck!
2. Like the lady, you can use an cell phone for pictures,
but you really need something with good optical zoom!
|Typical photographers lined up to catch the views.|
|Out on the bow ... it is cold and windy on this day. The weather in|
Alaska is changeable! Rain is common, so is cold and windy.
On this day it has been raining off and on.
|Getting close to the end of Tracy Arm.|
Just a glimpse of Sawyer Glacier can be seen on the left.
|The Captain says this is as close as we will get today.|
He is worried about icebergs.
|Zoomed in on Sawyer Glacier.|
What an amazing field of ice. It is hard
to appreciate this until you see it in person!