We awoke to small chunks of floating ice around us. Later that evening, one of our dinner waiters who lives on deck 0 below the water line, told us how was awoken by the sound of ice hitting the outside of the hull in the early morning. Fortunately it was not a Titanic size iceberg. We had arrived in Glacier Bay where the Hubbard Glacier meets the sea. Absolutely spectacular. So much ice. Seals and whales too. We spend around 2 hours there whilst they spun the ship around for all to take in the sight. Some brave sailors captured a large lump of ice and brought it on board for us to see and touch.
After we left Glacier bay we headed for the open sea heading west for Seward. Almost 100% of the cruise so far had been in the protected waters of the Inside Passage. No more. Now we were in the open ocean and it finally started to get a little lumpy – Yay!. We have seen much worse though. Nobody in our group felt any discomfort. After dinner Lance & I had a couple of games of pool. The tables are somehow mounted to keep the top surface horizontal thus making the tables appear to move. It took some getting used to but was fun.
We put our cases out for collection and went to bed as we had an early start tomorrow as we were leaving the ship.