The virus seems to have calmed down and there are 3,500 of the cleanest pairs of hands in the world here now.
The ship was late (again) to Juneau and Capt Larry at Orca won't book anymore Diamond passengers before 3:00... we are apparently only ship that cannot make it in on time although our weather was lovely ... and I guess my luck is continuing bec. in 6 Alaska cruises have had 3 days when it rained total... my group sort of believes in my Irish luck.
Whale watching we saw pods of orcas, yes orcas, playing everywhere around us.. on our boat (Orca Express) and around Larry.. it was 45 minutes and amazing. I have seen a couple of digital shots and will hopefully post some.. the pilots said it's a once a year experience so we feel so lucky. They arranged ALL the tours for everyone in my group even though we were so late and no one missed a thing although ship tours were cancelled (about 6-8).
Went up into the Yukon yesterday for buns and dogs... Michelle at Pristine Kennels has her sled dogs (and pups) at Caribou Crossing.. she does the Yukon Quest and highly recommend this esp. with children. Children in group are lovin' the kids program and menu BTW.
I'm going to let this take 10 minutes or so to post and try again tomorrow.. time to catch some rays and some whales (hoping...) .. they have been seeing humpbacks off the stern.
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