A full day at sea on our way to Ketchikan

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Just after 8am I took this shot out on our balconey.

This morning started pretty early for me.  I had read of a Photoshopping lecture and series that was going to start at 9 a.m.  I awoke at 4 am due to the ships horn going off a few times.  Nothing serious, just enough to wake most passengers from their sleep.

Awake again at just about 8am, time to dress, run for a quick small plate of food and then to the lecture.  My wife was just waking up as I finished dressing and leaving.  At the Photo Shop Elements 6 lecture the instructor, Tim Greene, told of the different classes he would be holding during the cruise.

Cloudy, rainy, and a little cooler.
  Each class was to be one hour long and only eight would be able to sign up due to the lack of computers. Each of the classes would be different and each would be held only once.  I had taken my notebook computer with me and showed the instructor some of my work and he agreed that I probably wouldn’t get more than one or two small tips from the lectures and I could probably teach the classes if he got sick.  I also realized that with the small number of computers I would be keeping someone else from the fun of learning, and there were more than twenty at the opening lecture, so at the end I decided to keep my $25 per lesson and try to find my wife in the buffet breakfast area.  I had no success there but finally caught up with her at the line dancing lessons just after 10 a.m.  She has wanted to learn line dancing for a long time.  The group of dancers was quite large, maybe 50 to 75.  The instructor taught four different song dances during that first session and promised to not only recap and redo the previous but add new dances at each lesson.
Lots of very small islands.
   

Dinner tonight was formal, and after checking the menu at the normal dining room we chose to eat at the Bayou Steakhouse where I could get a fillet mignon and my wife could get a lobster tail.  This is one of the two specialty restaurants onboard, and they charge extra just to eat here and then charge again if you wish to have a lobster tail.  We made a reservation for 7:30pm and made our way around the ship doing a little sightseeing while waiting for the day to pass.  When the time came we dressed and went down for our special meal.  Our waiter was excellent at listening to our requests and did a wonderful job of delivering a very superior meal with special little touches that made both my wife and I very pleased.  All the way through a Great meal with very superior service!  We never did try the other specialty restaurant; Sabatini’s is the Italian multi-course restaurant where you can spend two or three hours eating.

Very grey but an opening in the clouds!

After dinner we strolled the ship and listened to the various music at the lounges, piano bars, and open venues.  It kinda felt good to be dressed up for once.  And finally, knowing we would need to be up early in the morning for our short visit to Ketchikan we headed back to our stateroom for the evening.

jethanad says:
cool - now you get to be my photoshop buddy as well - LOL! I have stayed away from post processing because I have yet to learn photography and I have kept myself on a tight budget!
Posted on: Dec 09, 2009
vances says:
When I started reading this entry I thought "why is Roger attending that class...he should be teaching it", lol!
Posted on: Sep 24, 2009
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Just after 8am I took this shot ou…
Just after 8am I took this shot o…
Cloudy, rainy, and a little cooler.
Cloudy, rainy, and a little cooler.
Lots of very small islands.
Lots of very small islands.
Very grey but an opening in the cl…
Very grey but an opening in the c…
Another small island.
Another small island.
My first shot of the atrium in the…
My first shot of the atrium in th…
I watched the Line Dancing lessons.
I watched the Line Dancing lessons.
Judy is in the green blouse near t…
Judy is in the green blouse near …
It was a big group.
It was a big group.
I tried to zoom in but the shot di…
I tried to zoom in but the shot d…
The longer they danced the better …
The longer they danced the better…
That one girl in the front line fa…
That one girl in the front line f…
Back on our balconey we got  few s…
Back on our balconey we got few …
I tried to zoom and get the name.
I tried to zoom and get the name.
Not much luck.
Not much luck.
Still cant read the name.
Still can't read the name.
I didnt even see anyone jump!! :D
I didn't even see anyone jump!! :D
Later on that day we got a few a f…
Later on that day we got a few a …
Two glass elevators in the atrium …
Two glass elevators in the atrium…
Even the ceiling looked pretty.
Even the ceiling looked pretty.
That round table was being set up …
That round table was being set up…
Note the photographer posing the c…
Note the photographer posing the …
Ketchikan
photo by: Hummingbird