The feature photo is the group on the last full day of the cruise!

Our next stop was Skagway.  I took a ride on the White Pass Railway – a very scenic trip up to White Pass Summit.

We had more interesting discussions – were often distracted by the view out the window – and learnt more about PORTL.  There was a discussion about coping with an aggressive animal – using fear as our ally.  We talked about managing the environment – using protected contact – checking for physical issues – going slowly – not looking for a quick fix.

Kay reminded us to beware of ‘cheerleading’ when training our animal.  This is something I always do!  I can’t help myself!!  She tells us to avoid a scaffolding (support) that is superfluous…….   I often think of this when I am cheerleading….

The days went just too quickly – there was so much to fit in!!  We also had evening gatherings – and ice cream meetings!!

I was exhausted!!!  I put it down to the non stop action and my brain trying to take in so much!

We had a final evening tour to Butchart Gardens.  This was one of the most enjoyable tours.  The beauty!!!  Here are some more photos!

I could have spent a lot more time there – but of course we had a ship to catch… and it was after midnight!!!

What an amazing cruise!!!  So much to take in!  It was great to see old friends from the first cruise – and make new friends.  It’s now been almost four years since the cruise – but I have such fond memories of it!

 

 

It was sad for it to come to an end – but I was about to head to my next destination!

COMING UP – VISITING THE PONY FAIRY!

 

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