Today was spectacular! We went into Tracy Arm to see the glacier. Tracy Arm is a fjord. The views were amazing! Mountains towered up on either side, the snow-covered tops often lost in the clouds. As the snow melted, it created streams and waterfalls emptying into the fjord.
The water was crystal clear and dotted with icebergs. Some were small. Others were quite large. Some of the icebergs looked blue. We learned later that these had recently separated from the larger glacier. As they are exposed to air, the blue color will leave them, and they will be white.
There were a lot of people on the deck next to our veranda. We did not know most of them, but I did see Mark and Margaret that we met at the martini tasting. I invited them to come over to our veranda. They had their older daughter with them. She was very nice, just like her parents.
We enjoyed having them out there and chatting. Eventually, they had to leave, because they were going to a mixology class. It really did not make sense to me that they were offering a mixology class while the ship was in Tracy Arm. Oh well, what do I know.
Later in the day as we were leaving Tracy Arm, Mark and Margaret came back out to the deck next to us. They had another couple with them who had gone to the same class. It turned out they had been at the martini tasting the day before. Their names were Randy and Cecilia.
We had dinner in Triton’s, which is more of a French theme. Yusuf and Harry outdid themselves again.
After dinner, I went for a walk. When I finished my walk, I went down to Cadillac lounge to have a martini. My friend Miroslav was bartending. I had a Bombay Sapphire martini. That is my favorite gin for regular martinis. We talked about martinis, bartending, and the hospitality business. He had talked about a martini he makes called a Gin Garden. He muddles some cucumber slices in the bottom of a Boston glass, then adds ice, Henderson’s gin, fresh lemon, and Sprite. It was a very good drink.
After two martinis, I went back to the cabin and slept very well. :-)