Saga Pearl II blog - Captains' blogs
17th July, 2018
A nice day at sea on our way up to Iceland, a little swell coming on from the port side but we don’t want to forget we are at sea do we?! We hosted our Newcomers Party in the Discovery lounge and this was well attended by our new Saganauts and it was an ideal time to give them a warm welcome into the Saga family.
We entered the Fjord around 6am this morning and Iceland always deliver that magical feel when you see it, the flat top mountains and lava formed ranges – fantastic! We picked up our pilot at 7am and then we proceeded towards our dock. A little windy at the berth with the winds coming down from the mountains and funnelling along the fjord but fortunately it was in the direction of the berth so we were able to come alongside - no problem!
Eskifjordur is a small town which was originally a Norwegian herring port, so it still has a strong tie with the local fishing industry. Tours are taking the scenic routes today, and the scenery is beautiful in Iceland. With the small town close by and some waterfalls, many of our guests and crew chose to explore on foot so we have some nice photos for you.
Shortly after 3pm we departed our berth and made full speed for our next port of Akureyri, one of my favourites up here in the northern latitudes.
Captain Nick Sunderland
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