|Sapphire Princess docked in Skagway.|
Although I felt ill for most of the trip with mouth sores and that viral infection, I was able to enjoy our excursions to see bears, whale watching (or as the guide put it, whale waiting), a little shopping, a lot of eating and general family togetherness. We haven't all been together since the unveiling of my father's gravestone more than three years ago.
|A bear eating fresh-caught salmon.|
|The view of Tracy Arm fjord from our cabin.|
Without question the highlight for me was seeing the bears and watching the salmon run. I also really enjoyed the one day I stayed abed, cuddled in a comforter and looking at the Tracy Arm fjord. It was a brilliant idea to have two cabins with adjoining outdoor balconies. (I asked for one in case I needed to stay in bed -- a good call -- and my sister decided that was a good idea for her as well.)