Departure from the Hawaiian Islands was on May 3, and MS Oosterdam arrived into Port Angeles in Washington State six days later. Many people ask, “Don’t you get bored on sea days?” Heck, no! There is a lot of stuff to do on a cruise ship while you’re days between ports of call. Ursula enjoys reading. I like to play bridge. We also enjoy watching the movies, going to the shows, attending cooking classes, socializing with new friends, and generally partaking in the dozens of other activities offered. Others enjoy karaoke, dancing lessons (or just plain dancing), silly but entertaining bar games, relaxing by the pool or soaking in the spa, getting a massage or facial, working out in the gym or walking the decks for exercise, etc.
In other words, if you get bored on sea days then you have no one to blame but yourself. There are simply too many activities around the ship to ever claim boredom.
You’ll notice as we entered the Strait of Juan de Fuca that those of us on deck were in light jackets. Big change from Hawaii, eh? Well you ain’t seen nothing yet. Later in this series on things to do in and around Port Angeles I’ll show you the fog-shrouded blizzard in which we found ourselves up on Hurricane Ridge, or the cold drizzling rain that threatened to soak us as we trekked to see Marymere Falls. But before you get to Port Angeles you’re first greeted with a view of Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles at the tip of the Ediz Hook Peninsula.
Here’s today’s gallery of our arrival into Port Angeles:
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