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... flight to Hawaii instead (meaning it would help both the airline and ourselves). Unfortunately all the Honolulu flights were booked solid as well, but the staff were still grateful. Even still, we didn't receive our seats until the very end, making us wonder if we would get on the flight after all (it felt no different to flying staff travel). As it happened we did, and got Economy Plus (albeit with unreclining seats).
It's time to try and get some sleep and continue this blog tomorrow ...
... Whales! -- different pod from yesterday
Several Harbor Seals
1 sea otters eating his jellyfish catch!
This area has one of the world's remarkable high tides. The bore tide sweep in at 10-15 miles per hour and may reach a height of 6 feet. Some of the sand here is very dangerous quicksand! ugh.
Also in this area there is a viewing point of the tidal bore and Beluga Whales - however it is low tide, so no viewing of those today.
I actually saw a moose foraging in a pond along the way - only the top of his head ...
... up. He told us he would probably be coming with a smaller boat since it was just the 2 of us. Well, he was right. He showed up with a 6 person skiff of sorts. It was seaworthy enough but certainly not a luxury vehicle. He pulled up to the beach (at least it was high tide) and tossed a rusty old 2 step ladder over the bow with a rope attached to it. The idea being to go 2 steps up the ladder, flop on your belly like a beached whale on ...
... the middle of the contract hump, that’s all. Last night was great. We did our end of cruise variety show and this week I wrote a brilliant arrangement of Pure Imagination (from the original Charlie And The Chocolate Factory film) for four singers, the string quartet, myself and the HalCats band. It worked out really well and we opened the show with it. I really love this show as it changes every week and we never ...