Cruising to Alaska on Rhapsody of the Seas – August 15, 2009 – At sea

onboard rhapsody - 8-15-2009 1-05-54 PM.JPG Day two was spent out at sea, no land in sight.  Going north RCI ships travel outside the inside passage.  During the night ship movement increased, both up-down and side to side.  The advice to get a cabin as close to the center of the ship as possible proved to be excellent advice as our little cabin and areas in the center of the ship felt more solid than, say the Windjammer at the front of the ship.  The movement was larger than expected, but at least it was consistent.  From past experience it is random movement while on a deep sea fishing boat just sitting in the water that made me sea sick.  The movement of the ship was sometimes disorienting, but my stomach seemed to be okay with the predictable movement.
All in all, Saturday was a lazy day.  Jackie and I walked around the ship, finding more and more nice spots to sit and watch the ocean go by.  For most of the day there was nothing to see but water with not a single other vessel in sight.  We were told we were around 37 miles out.

We had some success though.  First, I spotted the spout of a whale.  Then, in the afternoon we actually saw the back of a whale as it sounded.

Otherwise, we explored the ship, ate some good fish and chips at the Windjammer, and I took a nice long nap!

Jackie and I spent our anniversary in the luxury of our ocean journey with a quiet day at sea.  Supper was eaten in the formal dining room.  We asked for a table for two but with the tables so close together, we ended up feeling like we were at a group table again.  The waiter, Raul, was very good and, with the tables so close, he often spoke to six of us at once.

A fifty’s rock group was in the theatre after supper, but the place was full when we got there, so we found quiet spot and watched the world go by.

 

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