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... Michael's Club. I ask him who is piloting the ship since he was there. "My First Officer", he replied. Another officer with him piped up. "and he's only had 3 beers". The good captain was not pleased. Our bultler is Nawapol Wiphutkasamanon. He said to call him "Jacky". I'm careful not to say, "Hi Jack."
More tomorrow from Ketchikan. This is like using a 56K modem without the chirp.
So in an effort to ward off boredom, I decided to see what the fuss about the movie "Frozen" was about. It was showing in the recliner theatre at noon. About an hour into the movie, the Bridge announced over the loudspeaker that there were humpback whales on the left of the ship, resulting in a mass exodus from the theatre. I'm thinking it was because of the whales, and not the sheer worthlessness of the movie, but either one is ...
... going, as interesting planes and boats go by we can pop out onto our balcony and see them go by. We are heading towards Snow passage now, and should reach it in 4 hours. Hopefully it will still be light enough as it is quite possible to see humpback whales in this area. Snow passage is narrow and has strong currents that bring a mass of nutrients which promote the food chain, hence is a feeding field for whales. They live on phytoplankton and small fish ...
... to get passengers ready to find the best jewel deals on land. The presentations were then televised in case anyone missed them. In fact, I think they have these presentations for each port. I thought they were silly but there are passengers who find this information valuable.
The first thing I noticed about Ketchikan was that everyone I met on the street greeted me with a "good morning". So nice! I also got compliments on my hat. ...
... seems to go on continuoulsy on these ships. so I now own a tee shirt which says walk for the cause.
On to the trip home. We had docked in Vancover. We were told to have our luggage packed and outside our door before midnight, the day before we left. We got envelopes that gave us groups with disembrkation times. We wee scheduled to leave at 8:15, which was nice (some people had as early as 7). We had plenty of time for a leisurely ...
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