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Day One: Seattle

Posted on Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Dave!Ooh! It's time for vacation!

I'm departing sunny Seattle for the rain-soaked shores of Glacier Bay, Alaska. At least I'm assuming they're rain-soaked shores, because that's what everybody has been telling me. Whenever people hear where I'm going, it seems to be all they can talk about... "Those Alaska cruises are fantastic... if you like rain" or "You'll love it... if you don't mind getting wet" or "Yeah, I did that Alaska cruise... AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH RAIN IN ALL MY LIFE!" Since rain doesn't bother me much, I'm not worried about getting wet. I am, however, a little concerned that it seems to be the most memorable part of the trip for people who have done it before.

Interestingly enough, Seattle had positively flawless weather today...

Sunny Seattle

Sunny Seattle

But the minute we headed out into Puget Sound, the clouds started rolling in...

Aboard Ship

Looking Aft

Which made for a nice sunset...

Ships Passing In The Night

After the sun had gone, mist drifted in and covered the shoreline...

Sun Has Set

Misty Shore

And now it's getting dark. That must mean it's time for ice cream.

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  1. jester says:

    You’ll have to let me know what you think of the Pearl. She’s a much nicer ship than the Spirit which I think was your other option.

    Have a great trip. I’ve actually never had anyone tell me about the rain on an Alaska trip… they’ve all told me that the glaciers and wildlife were amazing.

  2. Hilly says:

    I cannot WAIT to see what Alaska looks like! I mean yanno, through your camera lens and all that. Enjoy your vacation. 🙂

  3. Sybil Law says:

    I love your pictures.

  4. delmer says:

    Central Ohio is having the same weather.

    I’m taking advantage of it to power wash the house and paint the fence. It’s no Alaskan Cruise… but I did get soaked — so it’s sort of the same thing.

  5. Nenette says:

    And now I miss Seattle. Must plan another trip over to see my grandmother soon.

    Gorgeous shots… looking forward to reading of your newest adventure.

  6. I have always wanted to do one of those cruises! Have a great vacation!

  7. Jeff says:

    We did the Inside Passage a few years ago at this same time and had a perfect cruise weather-wise. Besides, who cares if it rains… you’re on a cruise ship! 🙂

  8. Cherry says:

    Holy cow what kind of cruise ship are you on? I’ve never seen anything like it! Hope you have a great time.

  9. A. Lewis says:

    Dang it, I thought you were on the Westerdam (which we’ve been on twice). But, instead, you got a picture of the Westerdam….
    Hope you enjoy!

  10. Finn says:

    When I did the Alaska cruise (it was in August 100 years or so ago), we had all the weather: sun, rain, clouds, humidity, cold. You’ll probably get it all. And you won’t care. It’s spectacular.

    I hope you decide to do a helicopter trip to Mendenhall (sp?) Glacier out of Juneau if they still offer it. Very cool.

  11. doctawife says:

    I did a similar trip last year. It was truly awesome and the scenery was beautiful. You’ll have a blast.

  12. Those pictures are gorgeous! I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of the cruise – I’d love to go on one! Have a great time, Dave.

  13. Avitable says:

    I’ve always wanted to do one of those Alaskan cruises. One of these years . . .

  14. Tracy Lynn says:

    I LOVE A CRUISE! Butter carved into shapes!WOOT!

  15. Wow, spectacular photos. On a side note, I’ve never been on a cruise in my life. Must remedy that sometime.

  16. Tug says:

    I’ve had a couple friends that have gone on Alaskan cruises, and they LOVED them – didn’t mention rain, but did go on & on about how breathtakingly gorgeous it was!

  17. I hope you have an absolutely wonderful time, darlin’!

  18. you are on my dream vacation and i am so fucking happy for you. (and me, because i get to live vicariously through your photos and unique perspective. so wonderful!)

  19. Justin Scott says:

    There’s something about these photos that is really interesting to me. They look almost like a tilt/shift. Either way, love them 😀

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