Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hot In Alaska, Pt 6: Sunrise To Remember

THE BRIGHT GLOW through the curtain in our suite on the ship must have woken me from my comfortable sleep. I checked the time to see it was not quite five o'clock in the morning. I pulled back the curtains to discover a powder blue sky draped over the sea. With no obstructions, it reminded me of a prairie sky.

It was eerily quiet when I stepped out onto the balcony. The only sound I could hear was the gentle lapping of water against the moving ship.

No haze or pollution marred the scene.

Pinkish clouds rushed towards puffs of dark clouds. Their drifting changing patterns transformed into two birds with large wings and long beaks. The birds flew towards one another.

Soon more sunbeams stoked the embers in the smoldering clouds.

A golden sheen poured over the seascape softening the horizon and making this dreamy Alaskan sunrise one I will not soon forget.

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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  1. Hello What a fabulous sunrise. A lovely start to your day! Have a happy weekend!

  2. I like the beautiful pastel colors in these skies. Very pretty shots!!

  3. I did an Alaskan cruise in May this year. The sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous!

  4. To see such a fantastic sunrise is a lovely start for a brand new day. I like the story you created, a pair of birds with large wings and beaks, and your dreamy shots of them.


  5. We're following a series about Alaskan Stat troopers. Such beautiful country!

  6. Just a breathtaking vista, Maria! I followed those two birds and your awe as though I were there.

  7. Lovely sky ! Love those pastel coloured cloud.

  8. Stunning Alaskan skies! I went on Holland America's first 7-day Alaskan Cruise for 2015 in May. It was amazing to say the least! We were on the MS Westerdam out of Seattle. I too wrote a post for each day of our cruise, including our 3 day stay in Seattle afterwards. (you will find them on my blog roll) Memories for a life time!!


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