Not many takers for a game of chess, shuffleboard, or basketball.
Due to ice, we can’t continue up Disenchantment Bay. We can see Hubbard Glacier in the distance. The sky is brilliant blue and the water is emerald green. Hubbard is 12 miles wide. Amazing.
We are in the Gulf of Alaska cruising at 15 knots. We are on our way to the Hubbard Glacier later today. This is my favorite indoor lounge. Comfy seats. Good coffee. Good light. Easy music.
We will be departing Whittier in a few minutes. This was one of the most amazing days. To hear, see, and feel the calving of icebergs off of a glacier was on my bucket list. Now it’s marked as complete. Breathtaking.
The Klondike Express in the foreground is a powerful ice catamaran. It took us through a vast ice field to within 1,500 feet of Surprise Glacier. What an amazing and very fast vessel. We traveled at 40 mph on the open water. Smooth as silk.
And of course, the Island Princess in the background. What a nice place to live for two weeks. Comfortable, exotic, clean, safe, and beautiful.
I might get used to this kind of living.