Sitka - Last Port Stop in Alaska
|It's Friday, September 7th, and the 11th day of our 14 day cruise.|
Only a few days left and it seems to have gone by quickly!
|Looks like I'm up (as usual) before most other cruisers.|
This is actually a good time for walking the decks as you
will usually have it all to yourself.
|On the way up for breakfast I stopped to snap this photo|
of the main lobby and the Guest Services desk.
This is where you can get help from the cruise staff.
|It is raining this morning but we expected it based on the forecast.|
We signed up for a tour to a walk through the Tongass Forest
This walk is similar to the one we did in Kodiak.
There were about 12 cruisers on this tour.
|Lots of steps on the walk.|
|Despite the rain there was just so much beauty to see!|
|Along the trail.|
|A church that seems to be a favorite subject|
of Sitka photos. Sitka is one of my favorite ports in
|In the afternoon the rain stopped about the time we returned|
to the ship. Its just difficult to appreciate the size of these
ships until you are outside and right next to one.
|Aft Promenade Deck.|
Day at Sea
No stops today as we are heading to Victoria, British Columbia for our final port stop before returning to Seattle.
|One last look at the Naturalist's white board.|
"Wildlife Sightings this Cruise"
Wow, more than I expected!
|At sea ... no land in sight.|
|These coulds were pretty fascinating.|
Victoria, British Columbia
|We are docked in Victoria, BC and the workers are|
putting the gangway in place.
|We have signed up for a tour to the|
The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden
|A short 20 minute bus ride gets us to the Garden.|
It turns out to be quite a nice spot!
|Later, returning to the ship, we pass the famous|
|Our 14th day of a 14 day cruise and it is Monday again.|
Although this is the 14th day, we must be off the ship this morning
so all the passengers for the next cruise can board this afternoon.
|Back home. We had pretty skies after sunset.|
The Zaandam was on its way again to Alaska!