Day 2 - At Sea
|Cruising Alaska - At Sea|
|Westerdam Promeade Deck Laps|
After gulping down a cup of coffee from the buffet, I located the Promenade deck where I could walk laps for my morning walk. A handy sign provided the information about the distance so I started each day with six laps to get in at least two miles of walking every day.
|A small boat drops off a pilot on the Westerdam|
While doing my laps I watched for wildlife and saw a pilot embarking the ship. The Pacific Coast can be treacherous and the environment supports the important seafood industry, so to avoid oil spills many of the areas require a local pilot to board and steer the ship. While these transfers occur, the ship slows, but never stops as a small boat comes along side to drop off or pick-up a pilot.
|Stateroom with window on the Westerdam|
|Ping Pong Tables on the Westerdam|
We spent most of the rest of our day around the pool, but also watched Dancing with the Stars at Sea played some ping pong and explored the rest of the ship .
|Westerdam Deck 2 Dining Room|
|Evening Entertainment on the Westerdam|
And when we arrived back in our room we found a towel critter on the bed.
The next installment will be about our first port of call - Juneau.