Alaska and Vancouver 2010
Last full day of the cruise, inside Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage. FINALLY got to sleep in, and then we enjoyed one of the few sunny days aboard the cruise. Too bad the pools had already been drained, but Matt and I squeezed in the last ~7.4 miles of running we needed over the day to complete 50 miles of running that week. We freakin' needed it, given the rate we'd been eating... worked out to something like 36 laps of the tiny track in the morning and 41 laps in the evening. Yikes.
Explored most of the rest of the ship, too-- with the weather being cold most of the time, lots of deck space was unexplored til now. A stern deck area on deck 10, plus smaller areas on the stern were all new, and finally, some of them were occupied by people sunbathing as it was no longer freezing cold. Basketball, ping pong, and outdoors stuff was finally crowded. Checked the lifeboats, and they actually did have enough for all of the passengers and crew onboard. Good to know! *grins*
Dinner was just decent (as usual), but since you'd already paid for everything, taking full advantage of the variety available never hurt! Too bad the seared tuna was actually pretty awful, although the vegetarian curry was supposedly much better. Rough current made dining interesting and noisy, but watching the ship navigate by a pod of orcas (killer whales) and past a barge full of logs was kind of cool. Definitely kept it interesting, compared to the much more boring presentation on the ship's powerplant earlier in the day...