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Bound For Tromso

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

The rain has arrived, the wind has increased and the sea is causing the ship to rock and roll. The one constant is the sunlight, the light is what you'd expect on an overcast day and it doesn't matter if it is 23:00 or 07:00 by the clock.

There's no better way to spend a sea day than to curl up and catch up on lost rest. With there being no night-time signal to go to bed we're finding that we are going to bed much later than we normally would. Meal-times are totally flexible too so we tend to be totally disoriented. Between bursts of sunshine there are squalls of rain and the ship continues to rock about.

Attended a Destination Lecture by one of the officers who provided some insight to what we may expect when we go ashore in Murmansk, Russia. We are restricted to a ship's Shore Excursion as we don't have a Russian Visa which is a prerequisite for independent travel. He pointed out a number of notable attractions but I can't tell if we will be anywhere near them or if photography is permitted. Apparently there are some restricted areas.

After lunch we went to the afternoon movie. Jenny lasted all of 10 minutes but I persisted and stayed to the end of "John Wick - Chapter 2". The extra time spent did nothing to enlighten me as to the story behind the incredible violence, murder and mayhem. Perhaps it would have made sense if I'd seen Chapter 1

After dinner in the buffet we went to the Cabaret Lounge where we were thoroughly entertained by the energetic Stevie B who performed cover versions of many rock and roll greats. His tribute to Buddy Holly had a section of the audience up on their feet jiving like teenagers.
The satellite link is still problematic so I have no idea when I can post this.

Today's temperatures were a high of 8 °C and a low of 2 °C. No sunrise and no sunset, we are still in unbelievable 24 hour daylight.

The increased temperatures due to our heading South to Tromso.

Until next time. Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 05:53 Archived in Norway

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