On route to Ketchikan, Alaska
04.09.2011 - 04.09.2011 17 °C
Woke this morning and discovered that we were actually on a ship in the middle of nowhere. The sky had a pinkish tinge to it and the ship cut a smooth path through the water. We had not felt a thing during the night. It was a little overcast as we headed for breakfast.
Following breakfast, we went to the Atrium to check out the duty free shopping. We had to meet the tour group at 11am. Following that, we partook in the Asian smorgasbord available on the back deck – wonton soup, sushi, hot dishes etc.
Next thing on the agenda was a visit to the gym. Ross did a workout and I also road the bike to 4 km. Didn’t want to overdo things on the first day!!
Scones and tea were available for afternoon tea. However we decided to do our daily walk on Promenade Deck. If you walk around Promenade Deck 2.5 times you have walked 1 mile. We did 3 laps so I figured that would allow us to have sweets tonight! The sea was glorious and we had sunshine after some drizzle at midday.
As it was formal night, I ironed the good clothes and we met the group at the Wheelhouse Bar at 6.30 for a marguerita or two. One of the ladies had organised dinner in the Santa Fe restaurant. As we were sitting there, I spotted whales breaching outside. I screamed out and I think everyone in the restaurant ran to our side of the boat. What a sight! Their flukes were clearly visible as they stood on point. They even blew from their blowhole and dove forward through the water. It was amazing to see these animals in the wild. Our fillet mignon was delicious by the way.
At 10pm we went to the Princess Theatre to see the live show “ Do you Wanna Dance” which was excellent. Great singing and dancing – a very entertaining show.
We had to remember to set our watches back an hour before we went to bed.
All day we have been in wonder as to how we were so lucky to have such beautiful weather and such calm seas.