It is Monday, June 2, 2014, and we are on our first full day of the cruise to Alaska. This is my second cruise to Alaska, but Ray’s first. We spent two nights at Vancouver at the Pan Pacific Hotel. What a beautiful view we had! The sky was blue with puffy white clouds.
|This is the view from our room.|
|This is Vancouver as we are leaving on the ship.|
|This is the sunset from our hotel room.|
Now we are headed to Ketchikan where we are signed up to go on the ‘Everybody Duck!’ excursion in the morning. After that we hope to get some good pictures of Ketchikan. I don’t have a good photographic record of my last trip to Alaska because that was the first digital camera I had. In the excitement of getting pictures of the glaciers crashing into the ocean….I accidentally formatted all of my pictures that were on that media card. Fortunately, I had some on other cards, but lost a lot of pictures.
|This sculpture is called "The Drop"...Ray took this picture of it from the |
hotel window. I am leaning on it.
|This is a zoomed in picture of me |
leaning on the drop,
Right now all of the decks on the ship are closed because of rough water. I know many people don’t like the rolling of the ship, but I like it. Since this is a small ship it does not have the big stabilizers that the larger cruise ships have….so at times we have felt like we are on a gentle roller coaster. (I learned about the stabilizers from a man who sat with us at the wine tasting this afternoon.) I am just glad that our room has a deck so that we can sit outside and watch the waves…even though it is a bit nippy.
|Ray snapped this picture of me as we were leaving Vancouver,|
|Ray tried to catch the rainbows formed from the mist of|
the large waves, but he couldn't quite get it.
|I told Ray that when I was on my first cruise to Alaska|
it was hot most of the time. Well, he still does
not believe me...because it has been quite nippy, Ray is
enjoying the sun on our deck. :-)
|This is our ship coming in. We could see it from our hotel room.|
|Cy is saying good-bye to Vancouver|
|I am looking at a beautiful sun set on our way to Ketchikan|
I am going to let the pictures tell the rest of the story because I am short on time…and also short on internet time as it is a bit (no….really a lot) expensive to buy time. I will write more when I get back to Ohio.