Oatmeal for breakfast and most went back to sleep or
took a walk around Friday Harbor. One look at
the amount of walking to find the yarn store to see yarn
we don’t need, and mom and dad nestled down for the
wait til we are back at sea again.
Salad with blue cheese dressing
Dessert.. Warm fruit, crumbled. Rust and vanilla ice cream
A second one enjoyed as we were told of our stop at
Sucia Island and potential hikes or skiff rides. Dad slept.
Mom read. Yip yip…maybe I could sneak into the kitchen
Sleep eat watch the scenery and then do it all over
again.however the scenery is quite spectacular.
We learned about a huge rock that was blown up so that
you could travel through Seymour Narrows.
We heard about the people who were afraid of the
whales and set up guns to kill then when they came close
to shore until they did shoot one and found another whale
coming to its rescue. They discovered the whale ate fish,
not humans. The so-called killer whales would not harm
them. They took the injured whale ashore and built a huge
Or that was the information we heard today.
Meanwhile mom visited with one of the
Uncruise workers and learned that she had taught science at a high school
for three years, had been to every state and Switzerland and
joined this two weeks ago… at age 26. Amazing
the things that some of the things the young can and will
do given opportunity.
I remember my mother telling me I could do anything and
go anywhere if I wanted. I just had to make it happen.
Here I am doing things I never dreamed of.
A stop at Sucia let the people get off the ship and enjoy
what this ship boasts about. There were numerous kayaks
out and about and several skiff tours. Us…. We just
watched it all happening, enjoyed cries and chatter.
Chatted with fellow IPAD person and managed to mess up
something . Fortunately he knew how to fix it.
Tech guru available to help!
So we are back to writing. Lunch listed as a very spicy
meal, as are all the meals… So mom and dad got turkey
sandwiches. Funny isn’t it. The trip was so mom could have
three meals a day she didn’t have to cook.
Cruising along with occasional interruption by the staff
who want to make sure we are not bored. The usual plan
is to stop and anchor and provide skiff and kayak jaunts,
but the plan is to get to Ketchikan as fast as possible so
we can take on more passengers and resume the trip,
A knot tying session must have been disappointing when
only three people signed up.
We were told a bit about whales. They have their,own
pods and the pods have their own language and cannot
communicate between pods. After dinner we learned
about a stray orca that ended up down in Puget Sound and
really belonged to a pod from the north. There were many
debates about what to do with the poor thing and finally a kid
suggested taking it back home so they did, creating a place
where it would be cared for in the event it was still a stray.
Apparently its family found her, surrounded the pen and
eventually she was released to join her pod.