Mainly I loved the majesty of its natural unspoiled beauty.
Here is an IG collage of our funny start. A flight on a Beechcraft prop plane to Toronto to catch our flight to Vancouver.
No services at all - in fact the bathroom is right behind Hanna's seat, lol! I did have nice natural stitching light as we flew by Niagara Falls.
Here is a few photos of our floating home: The Volendam.
After a day at sea, I had a fabulous 54th Birthday Aboard. It was the first of 2 Gala nights.
Most people hate the the funny photo opps....not us! We had to buy coats on the ship as it was a lot colder than we expected.
I was very excited to see my first glacier: Mendenhall in Juneau.
We also went Whale watching in Juneau. If you have ever gone whale watching you know there is more "watching" then "seeing".
Here is a baby humpback trying to breach.
We watched a Mama and baby for a long time. While the Mama was below feeding, the baby was fooling around and kept trying to breach.
Mama came back and showed the little one just how to do it! The ranger on board said this was very rare and he was thrilled to see it.
I also was thrilled when we got a peek at her flukes.
In Skagway we boarded a narrow gauge train for a ride through the White Pass & Yukon.
Most photographed building in Skagway. It is covered with driftwood.
It rained the day we visited Glacier Bay National Park. We saw 3 different glaciers. It was rainy, cold, rainy and did I mention the all day rain?
The boats in the foreground give you an idea of how big that glacier actually is. It is huge.
We saw lots of birds and some eagles, but no whales. We heard other people did. Isn't that always the way?
We took a Cultural Tour in Ketchikan which was fascinating. I loved seeing the Totem poles and learning more about them.
As we sailed slowly through the inside passage, we saw many hauntingly beautiful views like this one.
The air was scented with roses.
I went very far from home and found what I was looking for: