Saturday, June 18, 2016
Here we go! Along come Kenny and Lily, a Victorian couple who take us back to 1898 for our introduction to the SS Legacy, our Victorian replica river boat steamship home for the next week! Captain Scott and crew are all lined up to greet us as we board.
We are 41 people on this voyage down the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Immediately we meet new friends, single ladies and couples most of whom are all on their first Un-Cruise adventure.
As we steam out of Portland on the Willamette River, we are passing a happy bachelorette group on an aqua version of a self-pedaling bar, as we head away from the sunset towards the Columbia River.
Dinner is delicious, sublime herb-flavoured Pacific cod in a light crispy crust, paired with local Oregon wine.
We drop anchor about 10PM and go to sleep in our spacious cabin equipped with 2 comfortable twin beds and plenty of storage space.