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The North Sea and beyond !

Posted by Big John on August 28, 2014

It wasn’t quite time to sing ..”For those in peril on the sea” .. but it was bloody close to it, as our cruise ship ploughed through rough seas and gales for a night, a day, and most of a second night on it’s way to Norway …

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The above photo shows the view from our cabin. Most passengers restricted their view to the inside of their cabins or, better still, to their bathrooms, where they spent a lot of time “talking to the big white telephone”: but “It’s an ill wind …”  as they say, as all those “Do not disturb” signs on all those cabin doors, meant that we more hardy souls could enjoy the pleasures of what appeared to be a half empty ship.

A very different view greeted me as I stepped out on deck early in the morning of the second day …

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Now, I know that our American friends (and some of us) refer to everything from a rock star to the Rocky Mountains as “AWSOME !”  …but, blimey ! this part of the world truly is …

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It could almost be that mythical …

 “Land of Ice and Fire” !

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3 Responses to “The North Sea and beyond !”

  1. Gabbygeezer said

    Those scenes are awesome.

  2. Ginnie said

    I am so jealous … here I sit in front of my 7 year old computer turning green …but at least your pictures and, as we Americans, say “Awesome !” Enjoy it all and keep the pictures coming. All the best to “She who must be obeyed.”

  3. Awsome!?! What a rudderless exclamation. I wonder if the scenery would be spectacular in a storm. Though one would be having moments of trepadition of being close to the rocky coast on a boat.

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