17.04.2009 10 °C
We felt right at home as we got up for breakfast on our ship this morning and the weather was beautiful too so we sat in the sunshine on the rear deck for a while. Since the weather was so pleasant the Captain decided to take a detour through a very long, thin channel surrounded by hills and mountains. It was lovely and up at the front we went and had a chat with the crew in the business end. There was a good atmosphere up there with the doors open and music playing. I discussed machinery with the Captain who was overseeing things whilst the First Officer was actually doing all the work!
After a few more hours whiling away the hours in the sun we arrived in Bergen and said farewell to our home for the past four days. Bergen was a beautiful place to walk through with mountains, trees and water surrounding it and lovely buildings, cobbled streets and open parks.
Just a flying visit though as we jumped on a train to Oslo. Again the scenery was absolutely stunning, initially lakeside, then twisting up the mountains, then passing ski resorts with 2 metres of snow. It was very reminiscent of the Canadian Rockies and may have been a struggle for the bikes in places again.
We got to Oslo late, but found a good hotel/hostel close to the station quickly and got a room with a DVD player! Borrowed a Bond film and headed upstairs for the night.