As I pointed out in the previous post, Granny Anne is writing the more detailed account of our recent cruise in her blog, Granny’s ramblings. By way of encouragement I have allowed her to pinch all my best pictures, to supplement her own, leaving me with a few odds and ends to which I can add random comments.
I believe that the above was the result of my first ever attempt to shoot a video. It didn’t occur to me to try that feature of my camera (I have owned it for only two-and-a-half years after all) until we were approaching Bergen, in Norway, our first port of call. It was intended to be an experimental one-off, as I was anxious not to run out of batteries and memory cards, at least until we were on our way home.
At Olden, in Norway, we had to go ashore by ship’s tender because the Fred Olsen Line cruise ship, Boudicca had arrived before us and occupied the landing stage. In the photo above you can see one of Athena’s lifeboats, of which two were in use throughout the day as tenders.
The video above shows our approach to Alesund, our last port in Norway and a really attractive destination.
We spent plenty of time between ports (and meals, and even some sleeping despite the very short hours of darkness) just leaning on the rail gazing at the sea, I could stand any amount of this!