Waking up at sea is one of the privileges you experience on a cruise. Almost makes being sea-sick worth it. The view from our deck 8 veranda. On many days you would see land on both sides of the ship, because of the "Inland Passage". Not today.
After breakfast, I talk Priya into going for a siteseeing walk, since we will be at sea all day, and there's nothing to do.
We saw some hearty souls enjoying the outdoor jacuzzi (the indoor ones were packed) and later, we actually tried it ourselves, to Priya's credit. She gets cold much easier than I do.
The first of a few times we were boarded or disembarked by a pilot who knew the channel or area we were sailing in. Looking down from an upper deck.
The pilot will actually walk through a door on the second or first deck and onto the boat, or vice versa, depending upon whether he is coming or going. As far as I could tell, the ships were NOT tied together.
Once done, they jet away at high speed.
Late afternoon and we are getting close to the Hubbard Glacier.
The bay the Hubbard is in, is laced with small icebergs.
We are on the 4th deck, bow, and the same place whatzisface said "I'm the king of the world " on that over-rated movie. And there's the glacier on the right. Given how close the cloud-cover comes to it, you should appreciate how TALL it is.
The 12th or Sports deck. As high as it gets. Also, as windy and messed-up as it gets.
Clam Chowder or Baleys in Hot Coco. I want both, but settle for clam chowder, since the train ride still has me feeling queazy.
It's blue because the ice crystals are packed soooooooo tightly.
Clam Chowder, not Baleys.
The closest we got to the glacier. It did not calf while we were there. I now want my money back.
Some of the glacial ice is blue (very dense ice crystals) and dirty (close to the ground).
The ship stirs up the water, using it's sideways jets to literally turn the ship around on a dime. It has them in the bow and stern and on both sides and can fire them independently.
Imagine having a nice swim while hanging about in this bay!
A warmer way to observe, but not as much fun!