Friday, June 14, 2019

The Nordkapp, the most northern point of our journey

The weather was cold, rainy, and very cloudy when we passed by the North Cape. That day we had opted for the bird safari and not a trip to the Nordkapp, and I do not regret it. 

We caught a glimpse of the globe monument on the cape's plateau, just for a second in a break of the thick cloud cover. 

I snapped this picture sitting warm in the Viking lounge of the Serenade of the Seas. It's a give and take, me: warm, dry, wine, bad picture, ...

... and hubs: chilled, rained on, no wine, but much better picture 

The Nordkapp is about 1,300 miles from the North Pole. Pretty darn close, right? Myrtle Glen is about 4,200 miles from the North Pole, and much much warmer.

After several cocktails and dinner our spousal units had the glorious idea of 'swimming in the Arctic', which they technically did in the Ship's solarium pool and, of course, under the midnight sun.

Today we reached the most northern point in our journey and our Ship is now heading south. The next stop will be in Alesund. 
And yes, this is still my 'Dreaming of Cruising' series, with digging through the travel pictures of our Norway cruise last year :-)

This post is linking up with:

Our World Tuesday


  1. Wow! Gorgeous photos and what an adventure!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    1. yes, this cruise sure was an adventure. I would book it again in a heartbeat.

  2. gorgeous.we should have gone to Antarctic this year, but... :(

    1. Sad, but luckily the Antarctic will be waiting for you :-)

  3. Thank you for your visit and comment on my photoblog. I am delighted that a professional gardening professional has visited my garden. You have a wonderful job and some incredible photographs. thanks.

  4. Swimming in the arctic. So cool. 😉

  5. Now you can read the book: Northernmost! Thanks for your blog visit.