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North to Alaska - Crystal Symphony

To Sea from Vancouver

overcast 65 °F

After the mandatory muster drill we headed to sea from Canada Place with typical Pacific Northwest weather. The drive out from Vancouver is wonderful, very scenic. Dinner tonight was at the Brazilian Steak House Churrascaria. A great experience!

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Sunday is the first of two sea days. Crystal's enrichment program may be the best at sea. We had three superb lectures.

First was "The Alaskan Gold Rush" by Dr. Jay Wolff, on the Faculty at Florida Gulf University and a commentator on the History Channel. This was the first of three lectures he would give.
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The second lecture was "The Dilemma: Privacy or Security in the 21st Century by Tom Ridge, former Governor of Pennsylvania and First Secretary of Homeland security. It was well done and very thought provoking.

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After a light lunch we had our third lecture of the day: "Tales of Alaska Marine Life" by Rob Caskie, a professional safari guide, storyteller and expert in Arctic exploration.
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We had another great dinner tonight at the Japanese specialty restaurant, Umi Uma.

Another day at sea tomorrow with hopes of seeing some of the Alaska marine wildlife.

Posted by rpickett 10:15 Archived in USA

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