• Day19

    Fjord Cruise

    May 21, 2016 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We woke up fairly early today to get to the docks in Bergen. Luckily, the rain had stopped and it was looking like the weather would be pretty good. The ship we're on is the MS Stavangerfjord. Apparently it can be used for either transport to Denmark or as a cruise, but the occasional port won't bother us. It should be fairly gloomy and rainy throughout, but that sort of adds to the whole experience.

    We are fortunate to have a starboard side room with a big window, just close enough to hear the engines hum. A little exploring and a nap down, we went to the dinner buffet. It was madness, with all sorts of smoked salmon, crayfish, crab, shrimp, lamb, steak, of course like 17 types of cheese... and probably a few vegetables somewhere we didn't get to. Clearly, we stuffed ourselves as only Americans can.

    Full, satisfied, and a little bit uncomfortable, we walked around the deck until we were too cold. We caught a glimpse of what we THINK is the oldest stone church in Norway, but translating a captain over a loudspeaker who undoubtedly had a lip full of snus isn't the easiest, so it could've been anything. It looked cool though, and in the end, that's all that counts. We're also pretty sure he said waves would be up to 3 meters high tonight, so let's hope for the best...

    Now to raid this duty free shop for a kilo of Toblerone!
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