Within minutes of us arriving at the sail away party from Southampton on Wednesday we met up with our friend Dolreich.
Our cabin is at the very front of the ship and, rather than being pinched in at the bow, we have the most superb wide corridors.
Today we arrived in Stavanger, the first port of call of the cruise. The oldest part of the city is a conservation area full of …….
……. lovely old wooden houses, cobbled streets and hills.
The very pretty old part is dominated by “Aurora” wherever you look.
We were amused to read this sign outside a cafe!
For a mid sized cruise liner “Aurora” seemed very big moored up in Stavanger.
The sun shone brightly and temperatures reached well in to the 20’s. Time for an expensive beer! Over £7 and not even a pint! Never mind its Norway and that’s the deal!
The cathedral looks very English – that because it was built by the Bishop of Winchester (in England!) and is dedicated to St Swithen.
A very high-tech selfie. Doug’s operating the camera via his phone. Well done Blue tooth.
The crystal clear waters of the harbour were full of beautiful jellyfish.
From the ship we could look down on the wooden houses in the old part of the city as if they were a model village.
We left Stavanger at 5 o’ clock this evening – powering out of the harbour in the very deep waters.