I have a few more things from our trip to the US, but I’ve been neglecting the computer and doing other things for the last few days. So, since it’s raining and I’m inside, I figured I’d get back with it.
The cruise was great but like all things, it had to come to an end. Our last stop was supposed to be Victoria BC, but when we got to the area we were told that there was too much wind for this large ship to safely enter the harbor. Joel had spent the day resting and fighting his cold. We were not sure we wanted to go ashore anyway, so we were happy to stay on the ship and enjoy the beautiful evening and sunset.
We spent the evening relaxing, and the crew spent it working. We saw them raising and lowering the lifeboats – drills, tests, and maintenance I’m sure. Others were repairing and caulking the boxes that held fire extinguishers on the decks. And, of course there is always cleaning in progress. We finally left the Victoria area after dark, and since it’s not far from Seattle we weren’t surprised to wake up to find we had arrived at port.
The yacht in the photo is “Serene”, one of the biggest privately owned yachts in the word, rumored to be owned by a Russian vodka tycoon. Read about it HERE, and I found this article about its visit to British Columbia. I took the photo because I thought it was a heck of yacht but I didn’t know how unique it was until I came home and did some research. It has a saltwater pool, two helicopter pads, a submarine, and more toys and amenities too numerous to mention!
So, our cruise ended in Seattle eating breakfast and looking at one of the most amazing yachts in the world. From there, we back to my daughter’s apartment where she kindly let us stay for another night before we made our way back to Panama.