Yesterday we were watching glaciers calving while soaking in a hot tub aboard our return cruise south. Life is tough, I know.
I joked to Chris that I should skip updating on our Alaskan Journey this week and instead put up a short post about being present in your travel experiences.
After all, taking time out to blog and process through all of our amazing photos (not that our photos are any more special than anyone else’s – it’s just really hard to take a bad photo in Alaska) – would mean taking several hours off from experiencing.
A lot of this adventure for me has be rediscovering the magic of being fully present at each location and really and truly inviting serendipity to guide us. As a result, the amazing experiences have been coming in at rapid fire – new friends made, beautiful scenery, aromatic food, seamless transitions and taking it all in.
After two days at sea with no connectivity, we pulled into Haines, AK this morning to find usable signal. We figured we’d go explore town in the morning and then head back to ship to catch up on various online projects – including updating the travelogue.
As we’re wandering around town, I get a notification that a new post to our blog has gone live – with a title of just ‘X’ and no content.
Bewildered, we pinged our webmaster to see if there’s any signs of a hack into our WordPress install. After some poking around, he found nothing suspicious.
I can only surmise that in the process of checking comments on my smartphone while wandering around, I ‘butt posted’ (ie. unintentionally posted) a blank post.
I’ll take that as a sure sign from serendipity that I was meant to post about being in the moment, enjoying the experience and renigging on my intentions to spend this afternoon blogging.
Thank you universe for the confirmation.. and our apologies for all the blank ‘X’ postings that went out to our RSS & email subscribers.
We’ll get back to bringing you up to date on our Alaskan adventure soon enough.