An Alaskan Cruise

By Ginger Solomon

Last summer, my husband and I took an Alaskan cruise to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We did it a few months early because they don’t do Alaskan cruises in December. 🙂

The views were spectacular. We did a few excursions. On one, we toured three separate glaciers. You might be surprised to learn that not only are these particular glaciers not shrinking due to “global warming” but many of them continue to grow.


Just before we arrived at the first stop, a mama seal had just given birth. It was a bit gruesome, but our guide was quite excited. Mama seal watched our boat closely. A whole colony of seals lounged about on the glacial ice that had fallen into the water.


In addition to the seals, we saw a whale breach and a bald eagle.

small eagle whale collage






I happen to enjoy sunsets and sunrises a great deal, so I took a lot of pictures of those. Here are a few:

sunrise sunrise1




On our return trip, we stopped in Canada and visited the Butchart Gardens. The original owners created a flowering oasis out of a rock quarry. I’ve added so many pictures; I’ll only include one of this, though it only scratches the surface of the beauty of this place. If you ever have a chance, I suggest visiting.

Butchart Gardens

When we returned to Seattle, we had a day to hang out. We visited the Chihuly Garden and Glass museum. It was so cool, but again, after posting so many other photos, I’ll only post one. Again, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of the wonder of this artist. glass sculpture

I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska.

Writing Prompt: Camille looked out the plane’s window, but saw only white. The mountains, the water, the valleys—all covered with snow and ice. How could her father have sent her to this remote location to…


IMG_9205Ginger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer—in that order (mostly). She writes or reads inspirational romance of any genre, and if she’s busy homeschooling, doing laundry, or fixing dinner, it’s on her mind. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and blogs regularly for and at She has two full-length novels and three novellas published. In addition she has several manuscripts scheduled to release in 2016.


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3 thoughts on “An Alaskan Cruise

  1. How could her father have sent her to this remote location to…
    Find herself! Really Dad? Here in this nothingness? The only
    thing she will find is that there are certainly NO distractions.
    * Thank you Ginger for the visual Alaskan Cruise.. that is something I’ve always wanted to do!

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