It was really a “sea day” but still amazing scenery. The ship did a nice, slow cruise through the bay where we could see Hubbard Glacier. It’s a big ‘un! While we were cruising through the bay, the cruise director announced over the loud speaker lots of great facts about the glacier, glaciers in general and the history of Hubbard Glacier.
After a fortifying breakfast at the buffet, I bundled in the arctic gear again and went to the Spinnaker. That’s the bar that is all the way forward on the top deck. It includes a deck (outside) that you can go out and walk around the front of the ship.
It took me only 0.2 seconds to realize that – holy crap – it’s frickin’ FREEZING! Windy, raining sideways and the temp about minus 430F. (alright, a slight exaggeration). I tried getting some pictures through the observation windows. Not so much.
Hood up, jacket fully zipped, gloves on I brave the elements for a brief minute to get some photos. It’s pretty spectacular to see a glacier like that for the first time.
Upon meeting back with mom at the cabin and warming up, we decided to take in some of the daytime entertainment. The various members of the crew have little games, contests or demonstrations in the different bars throughout the day.
We decided after the ‘very’ long walk to Bliss lounge, we must have the drink of the day – Mai Tai. The staff on the ship was great fun. When I ordered the “Mai Tai” at the bar, the bartender retorted “Your Tai?” Took me a sec. After my standard eye roll we had a good chuckle.
Once we got out of the bay where the glacier was, the seas kicked up again and were really rough causing mom some sea sick feeling. We had an easy (and quick!) dinner from room service.
Mom feeling better so we headed to the show for the evening – a Tribute to Burt Bacarach. While I didn’t recognize his name right away, I really knew a ton of his songs. He passed away earlier this year and it was a show to remember!
Nighty night – just wait for tomorrow!