I practically live surrounded by water. Last week I shared a picture of the lake just south of my house. Puget Sound is just a few miles to the west, and Lake Washington is to the East and South. Back in 2016, we went on a cruise to Alaska, and I posted numerous photos of the various waters we traversed. My favorite part of a cruise has always been relaxing on my verandah, just watching and listening to the water go by. There is no better form of relaxation. And this summer, we will be going on a two-week cruise, round trip to Hawaii from San Francisco. I promise to to a big post when we get back.
But I always keep coming back to this particular photo that I took on the Crystal Serenity in 2016. This is the water in one of the two swimming pools on board. It just says “relaxing” to me.
The water resembles liquid silk.
The evening of the first day of our cruise to Alaska aboard the Crystal Serenity was beautiful, and clear. The ship left Vancouver BC just as the sun was setting. We stood at the rail of the Promenade Deck and watched for long minutes, as the sun set over the channel. We knew when we awoke the next morning, we’d be close to the waters off Alaska. End of the day, beginning of an adventure.
These pictures were taken from the veranda of our Starboard Side stateroom aboard the Crystal Serenity on the way to and from Alaska. The sea is never the same from one moment to the next, and neither is the sky. We sailed through a variety of conditions, from bright and sunny to foggy. I enjoyed capturing the changing sea and sky.
See that black spot in the above picture. It’s an Orca, or Killer Whale, but that’s all I saw.
Over the edge of the Promenade Deck on the Crystal Serenity is the Sea. The Inside Passage from Canada to Alaska. The water temperature is a pretty steady 50 degrees Fahrenheit, so you don’t want to fall overboard. But watching the water go by is hypnotic, and very relaxing.