Tag: Cruise

The Cruise North from Monterey to Victoria and Home Again!

In my last post on our cruise down the coast I left you in Monterey.  Time to get us back home!  It was a Thursday night and we headed north for our final port of call, Victoria, B.C.  It would be our longest stretch…

The Cruise Continues to Monterey

So here we are on day 5 of our cruise,  pulling into our southernmost port of call  at sunrise –  Monterey. Today’s  arrival was different than the others. For the first time in my limited cruising experience the ship remained anchored in the bay….

The Cruise Continues – On to Astoria!

We woke to sunrise on Day 2 of our cruise ready for our first port of call:  Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, founded in 1811. (Here’s Day 1 if you missed it.) After coffee and a light breakfast I…

After a Week of Cruising

After a week of smooth sailing down the West Coast under summery blue skies and sunshine – lazy days spent at sea and excursions at ports of call –  we returned to beautiful, cold and damp, Seattle. I’m still getting my land legs back…

Choosing Cruising

For the second time we booked a cruise. You may remember our first one to Alaska two years ago. Here’s a little reminder if you don’t – Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier. In fact, cruising to Alaska might be considered a gateway cruise – for…

The Icy World of Glacier Bay

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week Cold, I was reminded of our cruise last year into Alaska’s Glacier Bay, where we glided silently on turquoise waters under cloudy skies up close to ‘calving’ glaciers and into the secluded nursery of baby seals who…

Sunset Glow

For this week’s photo challenge I bring to you a sunset over the Strait of Juan de Fuca from a recent cruise to Alaska. Glow  

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