Today we had three port stops â€“ each for very short time frames (less than an hour); just enough time for Jeremy to take Kyleigh for a walk. The first stop was Ketchekin â€“ we grabbed some groceries so we could avoid paying the boat prices for food and we also grabbed breakfast from a local restaurant to go. The second stop (Petersburg) had nothing open or within walking distance, the third port (Wrangle) had a small restaurant, which we didnâ€™t have time to eat at but some of our new friends from the boat did risk eating at. After walking with Jeremy and Kyleigh for a while, I decided to stop into the restaurant to talk to John, Jeremy and Hailey â€“ which turned out to almost cost me big! They were waiting to pay the check and when they finished we noticed there werenâ€™t any cars left pulling onto the boat â€“ we had lost track of the time and the boat doesnâ€™t wait for people due to port costs â€“ so we ran to the peer, where we were told that boarding was closed! As it turns out the peer staff does have a sense of humor and was pulling our chains.
Other than the peer stops, we spent much of the day setting on the observation deck â€“ occasionally stepping out on the deck to grab a few pictures but getting back inside quickly because it was getting very cold. My sinuses started kicking in fierce â€“ I developed a sinus headache that rated an 8 on a 1 to 10 and my nose was completely clogged so I spent most of the day breathing through my mouth â€“ which is miserable.