Felt queasy, bundled up and sat on balcony with the wind in my face... felt better. Love that balcony! Walked around the ship some on my own while friend slept. Noticed that they had placed 'bags' here and there around the ship. Guess others were a bit queasy too.
Good news is that the sea calmed down in a few short hours and all was well again. However, when we did dock in Juneau, we were bundled to the max. Figured "OK, we ARE in ALASKA." First stop was a coffee stand where we downed something hot... to help compensate for the cold and wet. Checked out a few shops and took pictures. The snow capped mountains surround the little towns. And as I've mentioned before, even though Juneau is the capital of Alaska, there are no roads in or out. Must use plane or boat. The Red Dog Saloon apparently has some notoriety, although I was unfamiliar with it. People were taking pictures of it so we did too. From googling it, we probably should have gone inside... pictures of the inside on google are definitely interesting.
|Juneau, Alaska street|
Grilled fresh Salmon with a brown sugar glaze, clam chowder, salad, cheesy potatoes, seasoned beans and rice, home-made cornbread, and blueberry cake. Guitar player sang while we ate. Food was good! But it was outside and while covered, it was still cold and wet. We were both glad we went, but agreed it would be much better in the summer. Again, we were the first ship of the season and thus, it was the first Salmon Bake for this year.
Returned to ship tired, wet, cold, and exhausted. Ordered some coffee and hot chocolate from room service. Rested until supper at 7 where we sat with two other groups and shared cruising and Juneau experiences. Later we ended up at the coffee bar, then Piano Bar where we listened to 'requests'.
Ended up in room sharing the day's activities with friend's son and his wife. They had gone 'Salmon Fishing' on their excursion. It was also cold and wet, but they loved it (didn't catch Salmon, but did catch a Flounder). They also did a helicopter ride to land on a Glacier... but there was too much snow still around so they couldn't land on the glacier, but did land near it.
Enough of trip for now. It's Friday and DH had some invasive tests run this morning... (he was anemic last time he had blood work checked). So they are doing some tests to determine what might be causing this. We had to be up and out by 6:30 this morning and are both tired. So I'm going to close for today.
Thanks for reading.