Thursday, October 8, 2015

Alaska Part II

After leaving Seattle, we had one sea day before our first port of call.  Which means take in the sights from your veranda and relax.  Alternatively enjoy the views from any of the decks. You can explore the ship, the shops, entertainment, all the different places to enjoy a meal, snack, never-mind all the lounges and bars... or try your hand in the casino.  If you're into fitness, there is a gym and of course you can be pampered in the spa.



This cruise stays relatively close to land.  We follow the Inside Passage and enjoy the sights.

Alaska Cruise


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Fishing, living off the land, and tourism are the main economic drivers for these communities. Seeing float-planes is a common sight.  The upriver salmon run is one of nature’s great migrations. Each year mature salmon make the long journey back to their natal river to reproduce. They become a source of food for gulls and other critters.



The salmon tastes like no other. If you visit, you must try it. It is seriously good!

- If you missed Part I, click here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Alaska Part I

Linda and I headed west to board the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship bound for Alaska.


Once we landed in Seattle, we made our way to the port area.  Definitely a busy area with freighters, sport stadiums, a giant bolobat, a water side ferris wheel and port cranes.

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The flag flying at half-pole, reminding us that it's September 11.

Seattle Space Needle


On our way to Alaska!

Saturday, October 3, 2015



We don't have this restaurant chain in Canada.  At least not to my knowledge.  Nevertheless, I thought it was cool to see this establishment with its connection to the movie.