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... as any North Americans were being processed immediately, with no lines, while we’d all been waiting for well over an hour. Not a good first impression. We were among the last to get aboard, in spite of arriving reasonably early.
By the time we got to our cabin, the luggage had arrived, so we sorted ourselves out a bit before going up to Deck 14 for lunch and a bit of a look before heading down to unpack. Go through the exercise of lifeboat drill, ...
It was changeover day today – roughly 1000 people got off the ship and 1000 joined us. We were in Whittier which is the port that serves Anchorage which is about 65 miles away.
We had a leisurely start again and did the usual breakfast thing up in the Horizon buffet. We shared an omelette, varied the ingredients and it was pretty close to perfect – spinach, tomato, onion, ham and Swiss cheese. We prefer the Swiss to ...
... without passing a town, or a gas station. We finally had a 3PM lunch today at the Last Frontier Brewery in Wasilla. Sarah and Todd were not there. We had no reservation for tonight because we didn't know how far we wanted to drive. Hoping to get to the start of the scenic Seward Highway, we started calling in late afternoon and struck out with all the B&Bs, then all the Anchorage ...
... on Glenn Hwy, was shocked by delight to see a lake with a blue iceberg thing floating in the middle of it! Lake Portage has calved ice blocks & floes from glaciers found on surrounding 360-degrees of mountains! The glacier you see behind in mountain is called Byron Glacier & also has swaths of blue ice. The blue I hear is due to minerals in the H20 molecules of glacier ice absorbing all colors but blue (which is reflected). I love it more than watermelon ice!
... in the rain. The Tunnel opens every 30 min or so each way, and Motorcycles are only able to ride last since they tend to crash. So we wait in the heavy rain for 15 min seeing the 18 wheelers go through the tunnel, knowing that we will all pass them again on the other side going trough the mountains.
A beautiful ride up the Kenai Peninsula follows, but in Anchorage we are out of luck. A concert / music festival ...
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