Three States and Hell’s Canyon – All In One Day
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
It’s another unseasonably warm day here aboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ S.S. Legacy. For our excursion into the depths of Hell’s Canyon – North America’s deepest river gorge and the disastrous overwinter location of John Jacob Astor’s 1811 Overland Expedition – the mercury is slated to hit an oven-like 101°F, or approximately 38°C.
But this morning when I stepped out of Stateroom 207, temperatures were still mild and pleasant, with a cool breeze even circling slowly along the exterior deck as I made my way forward to the shell door leading to the Lounge. Early-riser breakfast and coffee is served here from 6:30 a.m. until the full, plated breakfast is served in the dining room at 8:00a.m.
I rarely, if ever, eat eggs. I just don’t particularly care for them, having – at one time – been allergic to them. When I sail with Un-Cruise, I make an exception to that policy; the eggs served onboard – particularly the omelettes – are sumptuous. On this morning’s menu: a cheese and broccoli omelet, served with fresh fruit, bacon, and potatoes. Pair that with a side of coffee and a glass (or two) of orange juice, and you’ve got a breakfast fit for a real explorer!