Monday: Not exactly sure where we are at the moment. Today is scheduled to be a travel day. Feels strange to be without phone or internet connection. Probably healthy to take a break from all of that, but still odd in our connected world. I’m writing this using an App that I downloaded prior to departure.
Looks gray and misty. The sky and water have merged in the color of slate. We appear to be moving at a pretty brisk pace as we head to Juneau.
Tuesday: Scheduled to arrive in Juneau at 2 P.M. Delighted to be in the calm waters of the inland passage. Foggy again this morning, but when the mist clears, it’s possible to see the mountains that rise up protectively on both sides of the passage. Love those mountains. They shelter these waters and make them lake-like.
Didn’t write much yesterday. As big as this boat is, I was still very conscious of the movement. The open waters of the Pacific are not my favorite part of the trip. Shaky yesterday morning. Happily, things improved by mid-afternoon. Like the new concept of free-form dining. Gone are the days of assigned times and tables. We opted to have dinner at the steak restaurant our first night out, and the Italian restaurant last night. Both were excellent.
Options abound. We went to a a tribute to Frankie Valle after dinner last night presented by Oh What A Night. Great show.
Gearing up for a five hour shore excursion today. We’ll be taking a whale watching/photography trip shortly after our arrival in Juneau. Raining at the moment. Hopeful that the skies will clear by afternoon the way they did yesterday. Last night’s sunset was breathtaking. The sun doesn’t set until 10 this far north. The reflected light on the water and streaking across the vast expanse of sky is a photographer’s dream.
Having a balcony off of our stateroom has really made a difference this time. Approaching Juneau as I write this. Hoping for service so I can post this.