Update August 7, 2018

For those few of you who follow our travel adventures, I want to update you on our current trip.  The internet stinks on the ship and I can’t upload photos.  Yesterday I couldn’t even get on my site to write.  Maybe tomorrow I will have stronger connectivity.  In the meantime here’s the lowdown on our trip so far.

We made it to the Sheraton Anchorage by 1:00am Sunday morning August 5.  After a few hours sleep, Caden and I had breakfast and then met Casey, who was staying at the Westmark Hotel, for coffee.  He walked over to meet us and then we walked him part of the way back so that we could see a little bit of downtown Anchorage.  Pictures to follow.

We took the cruise train from Anchorage to Seward to join the Noordam.  Pictures from the train to follow.

We are in cabin 1055, an outside with a window.  The room could use more light but it is otherwise fine.  The ship is clean and in nice condition.  So far the food in the dining room is very good to excellent although our table is not very well located

Yesterday, August 6th, was spent cruising in the Gulf of Alaska as we headed for Glacier Bay.  I took photos of the ship and the artwork on board.  The art is interesting.  After taking photos of art on many ships, I am starting to become a critic of sorts.  The art here is definitely of a nautical nature.  Pictures to follow.

Today we are traversing Glacier Bay.  It’s windy, cold and raining.  Taking photos is a challenge but I think I got some very nice ones.  Glacier Bay is a true wonder of nature.  There is a lot to report about the day.  Just one note, our trip into the bay ends at Margerie Glacier which is, according to the park ranger who is onboard to describe our journey, one mile wide and 21 miles long.  Pictures to follow.

Ultimately I will posting each and every day.  Stay tuned and thanks for reading my blog.

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