But first a few words on our embarkation. It was wet, windy, and generally unpleasant. After seeing the whitecaps in the harbor, Ron knew he would be in for a bad night. Smart man that he is, he hit up the medical facility for some of their super-duper seasickness pills. He slept through a very rocky night. A few times, the ship dropped so abruptly and with such a crash that I wondered just how much punishment it could take before it broke apart. One time, I swear I levitated off the bed. But at least Ron had a good night's sleep.
But my biggest surprise happened when I got up in the morning. I was seasick! I honestly thought that would never happen to me. I've been on deep sea fishing tours where half the passengers were green and I loved the bobbing around like a cork. (Sometimes a 'whee' was heard coming from my direction.) Maybe I'm just getting old. At least this experience gave me a greater empathy for Ron's motion sickness.
Here is the map for the 7-day cruise portion of our trip.
As you can see, with the exception of the side trip to Hubbard Glacier, all the first night and day we were traveling in open water. I think the bad rocking ended by mid-day, but we wouldn't know since we mostly slept. I guess it's not just the drugs that knock you out, but the sickness itself. (I didn't take anything for two reasons. First, I was told you have to take it before you get sick and, second, I react so badly to medicines that I was afraid it would make me worse.) (Oh, and BTW, even our room steward said he was sick.)
Luckily I woke up and was feeling okay by the time we started up the inlet to Hubbard Glacier. Just like this little girl, I put on every piece of clothing I had and ventured out on deck.
Oh, goody, first ice.
Some looked like ice sculptures.
One more . . .
And suddenly, the captain announced that we were there and he would be turning the ship around.
Well, to say I was disappointed would be an understatement.
Luckily, when I arrived back at the room, Ron was up and feeling better. I showed him my lovely picture of Hubbard Glacier which he said he was so sorry to have missed. We managed to actually eat something and when we returned, we found this interesting towel creature. Cute, but I just can't figure out what it's supposed to be. Any ideas?
Thus ended day 5. I think you can appreciate that it was the worst day of an otherwise wonderful trip.