October 2, 2018 – Sea Day

On this second sea day the weather was slightly improved with less fog and random spots of sunshine.

The morning included a lector by Ian, our port lecturer, who gave more detailed information on things to see in the upcoming ports of call in Japan and China. This allowed us to confirm our selections of shore excursions and to book them with the office.

Mark attended the America’s Test Kitchen where guest chef Denise Vivaldo was cooking up a steak and quinoa dish as well as a carrot and ginger soup. Denise has assisted many celebrities with the writing of cook books, worked on television cooking shows, and run a Los Angeles catering kitchen for celebrity events, etc.

In the afternoon we attended a lecture with Michael Hick about Alaska’s Gold Rush in the late 1800’s. He also discussed how Alaska was once called a territory, a region and then finally a state.

For dinner we met up with a woman traveling with the Cruise Specialists group by the name of Clydie.

The night’s entertainment was a multi-instrumentalist and vibraphone virtuoso by the of Kuba. Kuba is from Poland although he currently lives in Nashville. He had an interesting and entertaining show.

Back at our cabin we found another gift. The gift on this evening was a small Moleskin travel journal perfect for making notes in or taking ashore.