We're at sea again today on our way down to Trondheim, our next stop.
Yesterday, we spent the day in Honningsvag, which is ... oh wait, there's Captain Rik on the intercom...he has a weather report and is telling us we'll be docking around 8 tomorrow morning. The wind/sea is calm today and the ship feels more steady than it did on our way up. Supposedly, some whales were sighted. Okay, he's done. We cross back below the Arctic Circle around 10 tonight and there will be a whopping 3 hours of "night" (I use the quotes since even after sun sets around here, it's still light out) this evening.
We got on some tour buses yesterday and made our way to the North Cape, the point furthest North in Europe. There's a very pleasant visitor center there where you can send postcards (I did) and admire the barren scenery. The only critters I saw, other than tourists, were reindeer.
|Ain't that a touristy picture!|
Just got back from lunch and am now sitting on my folks' verandah. The Sun has come out and we can see some islands or chunks of coastline to the South of the ship. The wind and sea is still calm. Someone's smoking nearby...yuk! Since the live entertainment aboard has mostly been unappealing (maybe I'm not the target audience), we've gone to some movies shown in the ship's theater room. The room seats ca. 100 and is quite comfortable. The seating appears to have tablet arms (!) and I'll try and grab a picture for the work crew to laugh at. The main problem with watching movies there is they appear to be showing pan/scan video versions of the movies and them are showing them on a 16x9 projector with the stretch mode engaged. I suspect most don't notice it, but it's a shame in such a nice room though.
It's formal dress night again, the last I think, so we'll be getting out the suits once more for dinner. I'm going to try and hang out on deck for a while. Who knows, maybe I'll spot a large seagoing critter!