Hello from Bergen...and a very happy birthday today to JT! We’ll see if he reads the blog and maybe leaves a comment:-)
We are again docked within walking distance of town, so that is what we did after breakfast, coming upon a cute tram that did a 50 minute tour up the hillside, complete with a photo op at the top. Some of the old houses alongside the pier look as if they are holding each other up, but they have been doing this for a number of years and are not likely to fall down just yet. There was an unfortunate fire in one old building on the square that happened during the course of our tram ride. We were greeted with fire trucks watering down the top floor when we arrived back at the pier. Pics will be posted later on at www.ivylog2.spaces.live.com if you want to see them. We enjoyed our walkabout. Jeff said Bergen is a neat city, and he was correct on that. Bergen is worth seeing.
Haley asked if we liked Scandinavia, and is it worth visiting. The answer is yes...it is worth visiting. It is a beautiful area for both months of summer! It is incredibly expensive, especially now with our dollar worth half of what it was two-three years ago. Russia won’t see us ever again, and probably none of the other Baltic countries either...with the exception of CPH because of Jeff/Bjarne, of course! Not because we didn’t like the area, but because there are several more places on our ‘bucket list’ that we want to visit before we would consider a return trip here. Traveling by cruise ship is definitely a PLUS for this location.
Bee, we have new tablemates of course, and this one couple from Las Vegas both have iPhones and love them! Sorry to hear you still haven’t been able to get one...do you have one ordered?
We move our clocks back an hour tonight as we begin cruising toward the west. Our next port is another part of Denmark (Faroe Island), followed by a sea day and a definite westerly heading toward home. There is still lots of adventure ahead of us, onboard and off ship in the coming days. I’m happy to read the comments that y’all are enjoying the cruise along with us. Please let me know what you think! These are 'canned' photos...I think you'll like mine better.......Dick and I are in class playing right now!!!!!!!