Ever wonder where the phrase “ship ahoy” came from? It’s an apparent nautical greeting the seems to have come from a Viking battle cry or an old form of greeting. It wasn’t used in any formal writing until the 1750s, so its origin is questionable.

Summer cruise ships sail past the inn on their way to Alaska. Each ship must drop off a pilot to a waiting ferry near Port Angeles before they change course to sail along the coastline of Vancouver Island. No doubt, as the seasons change from summer to fall, the passing of these amazing jewels of the sea will start to taper off. No one wants to brave the north when winter storms will turn smiling seas into troubled waters.

Four cruise ships on their way to Alaska