Diamond Princess Day 2 – At Sea

We woke this morning at 7.30am after a good night’s sleep and had a lovely leisurely breakfast in our room, looking at the slightly overcast but beautiful view from our balcony.

Shortly after breakfast we passed Pine Island Lighthouse (an authentic, working lighthouse staffed and operated by the Canadian Coast Guard) and watched the pilot that we had taken on in Vancouver, be taken off the ship and onto the pilot boat.  He had safely seen us through the Strait of Georgia, Seymour Narrows, Johnstone Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait.

At that point we also saw a large BC Car Ferry, the Northern Expedition, heading north.

We went to a Photography@Sea class mid morning and found this to be quite interesting. Sandy had developed a migraine, so spent a few hours asleep, while Richard went to lunch with the rest of the tour group.  The tour director had organised for us all to get together as we wouldn’t be seeing much of each other until we reach Whittier.

By mid afternoon it was sunny and Sandy was feeling better, so we were able to meet up with some people that Sandy had gotten to know via the Princess Facebook.  We met up with Cheryl and Keith in the Skywalker Lounge and spent a very pleasant couple of hours chatting and having a quiet drink.  The Skywalker Lounge is set high at the stern of the ship, which gives you panoramic views and we saw some whales in the distance.

Tonight was one of our Formal Nights, so we got “tarted up” and went down and had a very nice dinner in the Savoy Restaurant.  When we arrived back in our stateroom, we opened the door to the balcony to see an absolute millpond outside with the sea conditions smooth and waveless, only being broken by our bow wave.

As we write this, we have travelled 398 nautical miles from Vancouver with another 148 nautical miles to go to our first port of call Ketchikan, where we are expected to dock at 6.00am tomorrow morning.  Sunrise tomorrow morning is going to be at 4.19am and sunset will be 9.52pm – the start of our long northern days.

2 Responses to “Diamond Princess Day 2 – At Sea”

  1. Janet says:

    Shame you had a migraine Mum, but glad it didn’t last long. Not many photos today Dad, but glad you’re still getting people to take photos of you together 🙂 Love the photo of you on the balcony Dad xoxo

  2. Maria says:

    Lovely photos of you together and good to hear your headache has passed – relax and enjoy every minute love you xoxo

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