Alaskan Adventure travel blog

No photos today as we crossed the Gulf of Alaska. It was a day of very light food choices, naps, repacking and planning the clothing needed for our first travel day on land since our luggage had to be in the hall by midnight in order to be loaded on the proper luggage truck. The ship's motion began to calm by mid-afternoon and Maria and I agreed it had not been nearly as bad as the storm in the North Atlantic aboard the QM2 two years ago.

The quiet day provided time for last minute shopping and music and a Test Kitchen presentation which we skipped this time.

Along with many others we attended a presentation by two guest speakers who had come aboard earlier today. A Glacier Bay National Park Ranger provided information about the formation of Glacier Bay by the action of glaciers hundreds of years ago. More interesting was the presentation by a leader of the Tlingit people who gave a fascinating presentation about her tribal group and specifically her Raven Clan. Her stories and the legends of her people were a special treat.

We spent some time in the Crow's Nest on Deck 10 chatting with a family from Toronto whose 2 children had "adopted" us since we paid attention to them on the excursion to Mendenhall Glacier several days earlier.Cute kids and very smart.

I think everyone needed this quiet day to rest after all the excursions during the previous days. Now we are ready to start the LAND portion of our Land & Sea trip.

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