I’ve decided sailing and celebrating are an ideal combination. We don’t normally do a lot of either. In fact, we’ve only been on one other cruise and that was also a celebration (DH’s retirement). This past week we indulged in the luxury of outrageous pampering accompanied by entertainment, decadent meals and breathtaking scenery as we celebrated our 50th anniversary on board a Celebrity cruise ship bound for Alaska.
It was a writer’s delight of sights, sounds and smells. My favourite was the salty tang of sea air that whipped past me as I admired the ever-changing view from our balcony.
It competed with the iciness of air that flowed from the magnificent Hubbard Glacier, the largest tidewater glacier in North America.
Sparkling wave crests lit by diamonds of sunshine and a sky with clouds in every possible shade of purple, charcoal and silver flecked with ripples of wispy white had me snapping photos non stop.
Returning to reality can be a letdown, but it’s not half bad when you bring back enough memories to last another fifty years (hey, I’m still young at heart!) and inspire scenes and characters for several more novels!
Now that September is underway, what summer memories will spill over into your writing?