North to Alaska: Snooping Around

My second travel experience each weekend is in the company of Tess Karlinski in whatever adventure she is writing about at the time.. This week she is settling down to day 1 on her cruise to Alaska…buffet and giant prawns, duty free lucky dip and some cultural distractions. Always great fun to tag along after Tess.. and she does have some duty free wine left…..

How the Cookie Crumbles

We arrived late for lunch with no idea the buffet would be closing soon. No one blocking the food, I managed to take these pictures of various stations.

The buffet servers work eight months on the ship and return home for the remaining four.

A boom-boom disturbance overhead disrupted after lunch coffee. No other patrons seemed worried or appeared to pay attention. A couple noticed my bewilderment and the man explained there was a basketball court overhead.

“You’re not pulling my leg?” Mary asked.

“I’ll bet my lunch that’s the sound of a bouncing basketball.”

Mary giggled. “You’ve no lunch to bet.”

The sun struggled to brighten the day but dark clouds had other ideas, thrusting it into the background. Huddled in our jacket collars, we jogged a couple laps around the promenade deck after lunch—three and a half laps = 1 mile. A biting wind forced us back inside…

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