Radiance of the Seas

and the answer to “What are you doing in Vancouver?”

Looping around Alaska. At least that is what is planned pending the azipods performing and the weather holding. I am booked into a balcony cabin so as to really enjoy glacier watching from the comfort of my own space.  I am hopeful that we will make it to Sitka – the one port on this itinerary which I haven’t ever seen. Juneau and Ketchikan both have lovely quilt & yarn stores so that I can go and drool without actually spending money. Like many of us, I have more than enough supplies to outlast the lifetimes of all of my family. 

Friday, September 22 Vancouver, BC, Canada 4:00pm
Saturday, September 23 At Sea
Sunday, September 24 Sitka, AK 2:00pm 8:00pm
Monday, September 25 Endicott Arm, AK (Cruising)
Tuesday, September 26 Juneau, AK 7:00am 3:00pm
Wednesday, September 27 Ketchikan, AK 10:00am 6:00pm
Thursday, September 28 Inside Passage, AK (Cruising)
Friday, September 29 Vancouver, BC, Canada 7:00am


(note – I took the shuttle bus from the hotel – in the future, I would take the 0900 shuttle rather than the 1100. At least on a weekday. It took over an hour to get from near the Airport to Canada Place. Inside was total and complete confusion – worse than last year sailing out of here to Australia and that was insanity. There were only two ships in port today – but dropping off a bag involved an elevator ride, hiking to the backend of beyond etc). Not controlled by the cruise lines – but challenging none the less)

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Radiance of the Seas

  1. Cat says:

    Sitting up top and looking out would be good if the sea was very calm…and one could do mindless knitting and still enjoy the scenery! Hope the weather has been good!

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