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Cruising Alaska with the Sassoli-Walkers Part 4

Photo Copyright by Andrew Sassoli-Walker solentphotographer.com





It’s the last instalment of the Sassoli-Walkers bucket list cruise as they spend a day in Victoria, Canada before taking the train from Vancouver to Seattle.

Andrew’s photographs never fail to amaze and this cruise has certainly given him the platform to show his skills at their best. If you have enjoyed the first three blog posts, you are going to love Cruising Alaska with the Sassoli-Walkers Part 4 just as much.

Here it is in Andrew’s own words and pictures.

Day Eight

A visit to charming Victoria in Canada on our last evening onboard Emerald Princess which rounded off our Alaskan adventure very nicely indeed!

Cruising Alaska with the Sassoli-Walkers Part 4
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Emerald Princess docked in Victoria, Canada
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Victoria, Canada
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Victoria, Canada
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Inner Harbour with Canadian Parliament Building at dusk. Victoria, Canada
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Inner Harbour with Canadian Parliament Building at dusk. Victoria, Canada
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Last sailaway - Emerald Princess
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Last sailaway – Emerald Princess

The cruise might be over, but for us we still have another day in Seattle followed by a 3 night stay in Vancouver.

Day Nine

So, normally a cruise comes to it’s conclusion and one disembarks with a tinge of sadness that it’s over. Not for us, as we decided on a one night stay in Seattle followed by a trip to Vancouver for a few days!

Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Pike Place Market, Seattle
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers’ markets in the United States (source Wiki)

Instead of going to admire the view from the Space Needle, we opted for the Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Tower which happens to be the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest.

Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - View of the Space Needle and Emerald Princess in Seattle
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – View of the Space Needle and Emerald Princess in Seattle
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker: Emerald Princess sails away on another Alaska cruise from Seattle
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker: Emerald Princess sails away on another Alaska cruise from Seattle

Whilst up there we had a grandstand view of Emerald Princess departing on another Alaskan cruise.

Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker: Seattle Southside at Sunset
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker: Seattle Southside at Sunset from the Sky View Observatory at the Columbia Tower, the tallest building in the Pacific Northwest.

Day Ten

Another highlight of our adventure was taking the Amtrak Cascades train from Seattle to Vancouver.

Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Amtrak, King Street Station, Seattle.
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Amtrak, King Street Station, Seattle.
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Amtrak, King Street Station, Seattle.
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Amtrak, King Street Station, Seattle.
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker - Amtrak, King Street Station, Seattle.
Photo Credit: Andrew Sassoli-Walker – Amtrak, King Street Station, Seattle.

Anyone familiar with the line between Exeter and Teignmouth will always be impressed when the line hugs the coast around Dawlish. Well this was the same but magnified to an phenomenal scale! We opted for business class which, was worth the extra as the train was packed solid. Certainly a trip I would wholeheartedly recommend!

Finally

I hope you have enjoyed reading about Andrew’s family cruise. Links to parts 1, 2 and 3 are below, in case you missed them.

Andrew has his own website and is available for professional photoshoots. Details can be found at solentphotographer.com

Recommended Reading

Cruising Alaska with the Sassoli-Walkers Part 1

Cruising Alaska with the Sassoli-Walkers Part 2

Cruising Alaska with the Sassoli-Walkers Part 3






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