Day 17 (June 29, 2019 – Hurtigruten Cruise, Norway): “Nickel and Dime”
As the boat took off, Tahia was busy going back and forth in the jacuzzi with me looking on.
The bottom of my pants were wet and I knew that its quick-dry abilities could only go so far.
Meanwhile, Tahia was probably bumming that I couldn’t join her in the jacuzzi since my swimming trunks were in the luggage with the car, which I had no access to.
Various announcements were being made for the past few hours regarding safety briefings and excursion-booking deadlines (they were already selling Geiranger-Trollstigen-Molde tickets for tomorrow), but they also had a celebratory bubbly announcement right when the boat took off.
But when I made it up there, they were selling each glass of champagne for 99 NOK. I guess everything was pretty much nickel-and-dimed.
We even got ripped off at the buffet earlier on, which really made me not comfortable with the amount we were spending on this part of the trip.
I mean, nearly 1400 NOK (or over $160 USD) for a buffet dinner? Seriously?
Regardless, we were done with the jacuzzi at 10pm.
Outside, it was raining lightly. We knew that the weather in Bergen was wonderful for the entire time we were there despite its rainy and wet reputation.
But the irony was that the next part of the trip was more weather dependent. And that was the part that concerned me.
After all, we wanted to enjoy decent weather in the Lofoten Islands, which was in the about 3-4 days, and we wanted Nordkapp to be fine weather, which comprised I think day 6 or day 7.
Eventually, I tried to get caught up on my photo sorting and blogging, but I found myself dozing off from exhaustion.
So I promptly took a shower and went to bed shortly after Tahia and Julie did the same in our tight cabin. And so began the next leg of our epic Scandinavian Summer trip…