|First view of Eidfjord|
We have had an absolutely brilliant day. It didn't start off that bright, literally, because the porthole had been battened down and it was pitch black in the cabin when we woke. But once we'd dressed and got out on deck, the sight of the fjord was enough to more than make up for it.
Glorious sunshine and glorious scenery. What more could you ask for?
With no escorting duties, and all this beauty to explore at our leisure, we were in our element. We wandered around the little town. It wasn't that cold, although this little Norwegian Sparrow seemed to think it was.
We soon found a track leading out of the town, and we followed it.
We'd stumbled across a lovely circular walk, with plants, flowers and funghi we'd not seen before.
I think Heidi lives here, or at least her Norwegian cousin.
Back on board, everyone was out on deck as the ship pulled away from the little quay. It was cold in the shade, or at the front of the ship, but lovely and warm on the sheltered rear deck under the sun. Somebody said "You just can't take enough photographs". I know what he meant, cameras clicked away madly as we all tried to keep the views with us forever.
It's now 9 o'clock, and we are sitting in Sirens Bar listening to the very, very excellent Allegro duo (and I mean that, they really do make an awesome sound together). It's not quite dark, and we are able to watch the last lower hills and islands go past the windows. We are on are way out to sea, but we'll be back in to the fjords and Flam tomorrow. Could we have as nice a day as we've had today I wonder. It will be hard to beat.