Sunday, June 19, 2016
Who'll Stop The Rain – Seward Alaska
The rain got a bit heavy last night, and lasted well into this afternoon. Around 4 pm it stopped, there were patches of blue skies, and the rain stopped, and the ground dried up. Around 3 pm I headed over to the library to download some more movies to our kindles. Without power, we don’t have TV, and have been watching a few movies on our kindles. Watched “My Cousin Vinny”, which we had to rent (not on Amazon Prime) while we had the generator on, otherwise, we watched everything else on one of our two kindles. Without solar power due to clouds, we had the generator on for about 6+ hours today, instead of 2+. (We always have it on in the morning for coffee, for about 30 minutes, then about 90 minutes in the evening.)
Got a picture of the Cruise Ship that came in Sunday morning sometime…did not hear it over the rain. This one “backed in” to the harbor…now that is different. I guess it wants to make a quick get-a-way later in the evening. This is an eleven deck, 2,000 passenger cruise ship MS Noordam of the Holland America Line. Noordam is named for the northern compass point, and the other ships like it are the Oosterdam, Westerdam, and Zuiderdam.
Around 8:30 I heard a whistle blow, and the ship had left the harbor and started down Resurrection Bay toward the Pacific Ocean. Kind of like it when it has to turn around, but sure did not want to get up that early to watch it back into harbor at who knows what time this morning, especially in the rain.
Not very much to take pictures of today due to the rain, and frankly, it was fairly cool until the wind stopped about the time the ship pulled out. Tomorrow should be a bit better, and much better starting on Tuesday. Not sure when we are headed over to Homer, might hang around for the warm weather coming in on Tuesday for a few days. Nice not having a set schedule…
Now I know what it is like when the bluest sky of the day is at 10 pm at night. Wish I knew how to stop the rain that falls on my daughter… She went into the ER today with pains in her right side. After a number of hours and a number of test, they released her without knowing what causes the pain. It “could” be the appendix, but the test have not confirmed a bad appendix. Sometimes it rains and pours, and you just can’t stop it…no matter how much you want things to change…