Alaska. It looks like I have time for one more post underway. I will make other posts when I return to "the office". I just want to share one of my many great moments on my cruise.
The other night my youngest daughter was exhausted so I took her back to the room with my mom while everyone else went to the evening show. The goal was to get her in bed early for a good night of sleep and I planned to read a book. While I was talking to my mom I glanced out our verandah window and saw a "whale tail" just dipping back into the water. So I did like anyone else would do and yelled WHALE….. while tripping over everything in our clean stateroom.
When I got to the verandah with my mom and daughter what we saw I might never see again in all my life. If I had to guess in the 20 min that passed I saw about 25 killer whales blowing from their spouts, waving their tails, and rolling on their sides. Some were close and some were far. I had attended the naturalist's briefing on whales so I knew that the Orcas would travel in large groups. I was able to see some of the distictive white spots on the dark black to confirm what type they were.
I can't say how awesome and amazing and just "wow" this was. This is one example of the great things that we saw and experienced this week. What I loved about it is that it was completely spontaneous. As we sail back to Vancouver I want to shout to everyone I know BOOK ALASKA! It's time to go back to normal routine at home and after 9 nights away I think we are ready. I can honestly say that I while I wanted to try Alaska I had no idea that I would want to do it again. I will do it again. I may do it many more times. I just can't express how fantastic the adventure is in Alaska!