Today was a very relaxing day. I sleep like a baby last night as the ship rocked a bit…I love that. It has been so nice to see the staff of the Amsterdam. I feel like it is a homecoming. I spent the day reading and doing Sudoku …. Very relaxing. I also spent some time talking with an old friend, Willem Regelink, about some of our mutual friends who are currently in Curacao….. you know who you are…. Anyway, tonight is our first formal night. I may be one of the few people to wear a tux. These Alaska cruises are pretty laid back from what I hear. It was a good day and tomorrow…..Juneau, Alaska! We arrive around 11:00 am and my tour is just after 3:00. I’ll get off first thing and wander around before departing on my tour. Here is a description of my tour for tomorrow: Photo Safari by Land & Sea
Capture everything from glaciers to whales on this excursion that features a naturalist photography guide. You will travel in a media -equipped shuttle bus and aboard a customized safari boat as your guide provides expert interpretation while also sharing tips and techniques to enhance your images. By land, at Mendenhall Glacier, you will be taken along the secluded Moraine Ecology Trail. This gentle walk leads to beaver dams, salmon streams and remarkable glacier panoramas--sites to inspire your creative photography. By sea, board a covered exploration vessel for an unforgettable journey through the pristine waterways of Stephens Passage. Large panel windows open to give you unrestricted views, while your captain safely maneuvers to give you the best angle on the shot. This excursion has never had a trip without a starstudded cast—often including humpback whales, sea lions, orcas, harbor seals, porcupines, eagles, salmon or even black bears. See more of Alaska’s natural wonders as you strive to capture that “magical moment” in the medium that’s worth a thousand words.