Sometimes You Just Have to Go With the Flow

Or in this case go with the slow 15 knots as we CRAWLED to Vancouver. Just random closing thoughts and some photos to end this trip and to lock it in the deepest darkest parts of my mind that future therapists will wet themselves to unlock. 1.  A broken down cruise ship is still a

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Photos

The view from the ship   Arriving in Vancouver Cellar Masters.  I spent a great deal of time here and attended a European Wine Education class taught by one of the ship’s sommeliers. Random shots Pretty pics Things I did not see  

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Finally Back on Land

Docked in Vancouver about an hour behind schedule. Rumor has it that the ship will not be sailing today. Now just a short six hour wait for our flight with a cranky woman who is having nicotine withdrawal and I’m sure the DTs.  She is fond of eliciting sympathy from passing strangers but snapping at

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Day 3 & 4 – Still in Seward

The good news?  We are departing Seward tonight at 8:30 PM (cue the fanfare).  We will be traveling so fast we will probably hydroplane to get to Vancouver by Friday morning.  The bad news?  I will no longer have internet access so this may be the last post for awhile.   Seward.  All one mile

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Day 2 – Exit Glacier

Ended up NOT going to the Alaska SeaLife Center yesterday and instead grabbed a free shuttle to the Exit Glacier. When I think of glaciers I imagine massive ice flows calving thunderous sheets of ice causing waves and the occasional iceberg.  In short, this: So while I wasn’t disappointed, I did have to manage my

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Day 1 – Train to Seward

I am finally getting a “decent” wi-fi connection (I’m sitting in Safeway).  A couple of photo-heavy updates in a row. Decided to take the train to Seward instead of a bus.  GREAT decision.  Lunch table-service (plus Screwdrivers for mom), plus a bistro car.  The trip was a bit rainy (let’s face it the WHOLE trip

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Making the Most of It

Good news – the rain has stopped and the sun has come out for now. The little harbor outside my window is lovely.  The heavy fog blanketing the green mountaintops is kind of cool.  We are still in port so I can tether to my phone for Wi-Fi access. Bad news – the running “track”

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I Wish I Was Joking

Our cruise has been cancelled due to mechanical difficulties. We have two options: 1) Stay on the ship, in the port of Seward (about a mile long, population 2,000) until Tuesday when they estimate the repairs will be done.  Then cruise directly to Vancouver. 2) Arrange our own travel from Seward back home.  Submit receipts

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“One of These Things is Not Like the Other…”

As I look around at my future fellow cruise travelers, shuffling through the Marriott’s breakfast buffet, eager to leave cold, wet Anchorage for cold wet [enter name of any other port], I am reminded of a little tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxfZbj5vf7Y I stick out like a sore, well-dressed, non-fannypack-wearing, gay thumb.     We’re off for a

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