Virtually of course! Pandemic wanderlust has struck again and since cruising has been put on hold I thought it only fitting to reflect on my very first cruise – to Alaska – 3 years ago this month!
I came to cruising late in life but I quickly fell in love with it. And I found out how easy it is, especially since I boarded the ship in my hometown of Seattle – that beautiful anarchist jurisdiction – forgive me for that. 🙂
There were several ports of call on our itinerary including Juneau, the capital of Alaska;
Sitka, the most devoid of tourists,
and Ketchikan, one of the rainiest cities in North America! (Despite its reputation Seattle doesn’t even come close.)
All had something special to offer but my favorite port of call wasn’t a port at all, it was a full day of cruising in Glacier Bay.
You can probably tell the weather wasn’t great; there was heavy cloud cover and light rain most of the time.
But that didn’t stop us from getting up close and personal with the glaciers.
I would love to return and take in more of the magnificent scenery of Alaska. But that will have to wait until the pandemic is far behind us and the cruise industry recovers.
Until then, there’s nothing like a sunset from sea.