Monday, July 13, 2015
Eager to leave the unusual and record-breaking heat of home in the southwest corner of BC, nothing sounded more deliciously cold than Alaska.
Before departure someone got sick apparently and left the ship. This delayed sailing by nearly an hour.
Health was our concern, too, since my husband has yet to resolve a neurological/muscular disorder that came upon him suddenly almost four years ago. His difficulties with speaking and eating made us hesitate to take a trip where socializing and food were keys to enjoyment and it felt a bit risky leaving the comforts of home.
We counted on cooling off, seeing spectacular scenery and possibly wildlife, experiencing what I imagined would be the unique rugged flavour of Alaska and, of course, taking pictures of new vistas. Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan would be our ports, in addition to cruising Glacier Bay National Park.
Links to each of my Hot In Alaska cruise posts are as follows:
Pt 1: Setting Off From Vancouver
Pt 2: Settling Into The Noordam, Melting In Juneau
Pt 3: Skagway & The Historic Route To The Yukon
Pt 4: Margerie Glacier Interlude
Pt 5: Picturesque Ketchikan
Pt 6: Sunrise To Remember
Pt 7: Service With A Smile
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