We arrived at Saguenay early, with fog covering much of the area. The forecast was for a warm and beautiful day, and that turned out to be correct. It was glorious. Neither of us slept well, so we got up extra early and watched the approach into port. We had a warm welcome from the … Continue reading Saguenay
We've got a sea day, so you know what that means ... miscellaneous thoughts and bits of (useless) information. Celebrations: You can tell Princess that you are celebrating something, and they will mark the occasion. I told them I was retiring, and in order to fill out the form, I had to pick a date. … Continue reading Flotsam and jetsam
Today, it's Newfoundland. We are docking at a small city (20,000 population) called Corner Brook, on the west side of the island. It is in the Long Range Mountains, which are part of the Appalachian Range. We came down a fjord to get to the port. Our destination for the day is the Gros Morne … Continue reading Journey to the mantle of the earth
We arrived early this morning at Nanortalik, a day later than we expected. Brad captured a nice view of the sunrise as we motored into our anchor position. The name Nanortalik means "Place of Polar Bears" or "Place Where the Polar Bears Go". When we got here, we instantly understood why the captain didn't want … Continue reading Greenland, Day Two
Today we were in Qaqortoq. Hmm, you say it kind of like "KWA-Kore-Toc", I think. But every time I hear it, it sounds different, so I am not sure. The captain made the decision to come here, rather than our scheduled port of Nanortalik, due to the weather. There were 60 MPH winds, and it … Continue reading How do you say that?
We went to the Wheelhouse Bar for a pre-dinner drink. It’s a bar buried in the center of the ship that should have been quiet. We sat down and were taking in the ambiance when the Australian/Kiwi swing dance session started. It was a bit of musical flashback for some tunes we could recognize and … Continue reading Chat with a waiter from Serbia (By Brad)
We had a change of plans this morning. Instead of going to Nanortalik, we are heading to Qaqortoq ... both in Greenland. We will be arriving later than we were expecting to, so I have some time to catch up on some miscellaneous items about the journey from Iceland to Greenland. Icebergs, "bergies": As we … Continue reading The journey from Iceland to Greenland