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USA: Alaska: . . and what will you be having sir? – Hubbard

May 26, 2013

sunny 58 °F

We were up early, excited to be on our ship and officially on our way! When at sea there really isn’t anything to do except relax, eat and repeat. One of the must do things on a cruse is to attend the naturalist talks. Our naturalist guide on this ship is a nice retired teacher named Sandra. She was very knowledgable, had personal experience in the area and would took time to be at the front of the ship when anything important was coming up (whales, porpoises, glaciers, bears and more)! So after listening to a great talk on what we would see today we grabbed a quick bite to eat and made our way to the front of the ship! This morning we saw some humpbacks and porpoises pretty early :)

Today we got to see the largest glacier in Alaska—the Hubbard glacier which is 76 miles long and extends into Canada. We are really lucky because this location is known for bad weather and if it’s raining or snowing you won't see anything. For us the weather was so nice and the water so calm we could see gorgeous reflections of the mountains off the water. There is little we could say to describe the feeling of seeing such an amazing glacier… and with so many disappearing, this is something our children may not have the chance to see :(

Since the water was so smooth and calm we were easily able to see that there were harbor seals lazily floating around on some of the ice floes!

After a long day of shooting photos off the side of the boat we decided to eat dinner. We had a private table in the dining area and a nice waiter from Thailand. Everything looked amazing on the menu and Ruby started by ordering two appetizers, two soups, two entrees, two desserts and a bottle of wine. Without skipping a beat the waiter looks at Tony and asks “...and what will you be having sir?” This is why it’s nice to take a cruise…total indulgence, and by the way Ruby's order was for both of us! :)

Posted by Tony.Ruby 02:22 Archived in USA

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