After an overnight stay in Vancouver we were on the move again in more ways than one.
We decided to walk to the cruise terminal from our hotel, as it wasn't too far and it was downhill. This wasn't too bad as the heavy cases rolled easily.
Getting on to the ship is always different on the cruises we have done. This wasn't the easiest we have had, as we had to go through two custom points, as we were leaving Canada and going to America. Also the signs weren't very good in places.
Anyway, we eventually boarded and found our room. Whilst we waited for our cases we had something to eat.
We were eventually on our way to Alaska and people crowded onto the deck to admire the view as we sailed out of Vancouver's port. The couple with the man wearing the sailor's hat particularly interested me.
As we sat on the deck there was a small group of passengers listening to the naturalist rep. Fully clothed, she was talking about the wildlife that we may see. We were impressed to learn that "sometimes you see whales in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon and sometimes not at all." This was something we would have to keep in mind during the cruise!
As it was, we may have seen some whales on the first sea day but as they were too far away, we will never know. You see we didn't have binoculars like the gentleman in my sketch. So the naturalist's keen observation was true. We saw some in the afternoon maybe!