Tag: Cruising

Cruising to San Francisco

It was day 4 and I woke with a start to my husband’s announcement that we’d just passed under the Golden Gate Bridge. And I’d missed it! No matter. The best was yet to come as we headed toward the Bay Bridge, backlit by…

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…

The Cruise Begins!

Seven nights – five ports of call – Seattle – Astoria – San Francisco – Monterey – Victoria – and two full days at sea.  It was time to cruise! I admit I’d had some concerns. The week before we left, the weather was…

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…

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