Wednesday, June 20
Sunrise: 3:37AM Sunset: 11.27PM Temperature: 59°, sunny
Geiranger is a popular camping area. Although it is a small and narrow passage, it is considered one of the most beautiful Fjords in Norway surrounded by mountains reaching over 3,000 feet high. The Rotterdam made its way through sheer, steep cliffs and spectacular views of waterfalls.
6:10AM We arrive at Hellesylt where some of the passengers depart to commence an overland tour to Geiranger.
Breakfast: Hot oatmeal, Cheese omelette w/bacon and potatoes, fruit, O.J., coffee.
We viewed some very scenic fjords and waterfalls from the Lower Promenade, as the Rotterdam made its way to Geiranger. It was a bit cool this early in the day.
10:00 - 12:00 We took a 10 minute tender to shore, and commenced walking up a mountainous road, viewing the waterfalls and the town below. The waterfalls were noteworthy for their size and the cascading lower rapids. The number of walkers, the narrow, winding roads and vehicle traffic made this a bit tiring.
12:00PM We took the tender back to the ship for lunch: Penne pasta, veggies, soup, fruit, pastries, coffee.
1:15 - 3:15PM Back in Geiranger, we walked along the Fjord road where there were a number of campers, trailers, and mobile homes. We had a good view of the Rotterdam and several other ships which had also anchored here. A very nice sunny afternoon.
3:30PM We returned to the ship and enjoyed some refreshing ice cream/sherbet.
5:00PM We were on the Lower Promenade deck to view the falls - “Seven Sisters” (820’) and other picturesque falls - as the ship pulled anchor, and we set sail for Bergen, Norway.
SEVEN SISTERS FALLS
5:45PM Dinner: (Smart Casual Dress) Fruit, Mushroom/rice soup, salmon, sirloin steak w/spinach, fries, fruit dessert/no sugar lemon pudding, de-caf
7:15PM Lower Promenade deck viewing and walking.
8:15PM Queen’s Lounge. Showtime: Tommy McPhee, Scotland singer/pianist. His music was so loud that we left after a few minutes.
8:45PM Explorer Lounge. Black Pearl Classical Strings.
Walk today: 5.5 Miles