The head wind, patches of rain, and cool temperatures persisted through the night and much of the day. Compared with the Diamond, this captain is less than informative in his midday briefing.
A lazy morning ahead of another wine tasting, the Captain’s Cocktail Party, a formal dinner followed by the production show, “Disco – Blame it on the Boogie”, and Crooners.
We passed back out of the Arctic Circle this afternoon.
Tomorrow we look forward to scenic cruising in the Geirangerfjord and warmer weather.
Hellesylt, & Geiranger, Norway – Wednesday 10 July
We woke early to take in the scenic cruising as we headed first to Hellesylt, & then to Geiranger.
Before breakfast, Les ventured up to Deck 16 and opened up one of our favourite viewing platforms until our arrival in Hellesylt where some excursions left us.
After breakfast, we headed to the stern on the port side for the transit from Hellesylt to Geiranger.
Our 1pm excursion took us by bus through Geiranger, along Geirangerfjorden and up firstly to Flydalsjuvet, a great rock overhanging the fjord. On through the Flydal Valley and up the steep, winding toll road to the summit of Mt. Dalsnibba. At 4,757-feet above sea level, the summit of Mt. Dalsnibba offered great views of the village of Geiranger, the fjord with its steep cliff and waterfalls, glacial peaks, the wild Flydal River Valley, and the remnants of snow that remained.
We stopped at Djupvasshytta Lodge on the return journey for afternoon tea by the lake, and returned to the pier via the 21km twisty, turning road (that connects Geiranger to Oslo during the summer).
Crown Princess sailed at 1800 back along the fjord and we took the opportunity to view the scenery on the port side up to the seven sisters waterfalls before heading to dinner.