Alaskan Cruise: Day 2: Setting Sail
The second day was actually the day we got on the ship. I had never been on a cruise before, or seen anything other than photographs of cruise ships. Seeing it for the first time was unbelievable. We spent a full day plus the set sail day at sea, and had the very unique experience of gale force winds and 16 foot seas. Thankfully I don’t get sea sick! The biggest surprise though, was that Mt. Rainer decided to grace us with a view as we left Seattle. It’s very typical that Rainer is hidden behind haze; on my first trip to Washington State, I only saw it twice and I was there for two weeks.