Highlight: Rains and winds visited us throughout the day as we took part in what was a more mentally challenging day than many had hoped for. We chose the canoe excursion that had us paddling on Mendenhall Lake to see the glacier. It was not too bad, but the other 10 people in our canoe were definitely not having fun in the mid-40 temps as misty rains persisted through most of the adventure. Colleen and I did our part as best we could with the paddling, and the glacier was interesting to see from the water. We had visited Mendenhall Glacier and nearby Nuggets Falls on a previous cruise but had done so via the path you can walk from the visitors' center.
What else: We returned to the ship to take a hot shower and warm up. A good hot meal and afternoon nap was restorative. We enjoyed the rest of the day onboard, relaxing, playing a little backgammon and drinking beers. I can’t specifically remember drinking the beers, but I am sure that we drank beers and ate too much at dinner (because that also became a nightly pattern).