(so says Angela)
Wednesday morning we had some scenic cruising up Tracy Arm Fjord to view Sawyer Glacier ….
Andrew ran up to the prow of the ship to see the glacier closer, ran back down to get me to come up and we walked back up together (around 8am) …
…. early enough that there was still rain or dew all over the decks, etc and hadn’t had time to dry yet.
I had only halfway put my shoes on, since we were in a hurry to get up there before the ship turned around.
On the way back to the room – after the glacier, seals, bear and all – we had a couple flights of stairs to go down.
I was in the lead, left hand on the rail, right hand holding my camera.
And I slipped.
I don’t know exactly how, but my feet slipped on the wet deck, my hand slipped on the wet rail, and I landed on my butt and bounced down 3 or 4 stairs!
Funnily, my instinct was to protect my camera. I held it high away from my body and away from the ground….
… and I only bruised the left side of my butt – so I must have been leaning that way to further protect the camera
The bruise was horrendous ! Not that you want to see photos of my butt … but you can if you want. Bigger than my hand and got worse and worse and bigger …. In fact, at one point, the bruise was even swollen with very apparent lines from the edge of the steps!
And that’s when we knew it was a real vacation!