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Sognefjord Cruise

Saga Pearl II blog - Captains' blogs

9th July, 2018

This morning was an early start. I commenced my day by preparing and calculating the ship’s stability prior to our departure from Flam.

With a windy start to the morning as we departed the berth, I am pleased to say that the wind decreased which meant that we were able to navigate a small and very scenic fjord. This fjord was called Naeroyfjord, which has UNESCO World Heritage status. The photos for today were taken as we sailed back out of the fjord. You can see it was narrow. This was a great start to the day and it was well received by our guests. Once we had completed the passage through Naeroyfjord we continued back along Sognefjord, following the same passage we had taken yesterday sailing in. Some of the mountains within Sognefjord rise as high as 1,700 meters above sea level.

We arrived at the entrance to Sognefjord at 1700 and shortly afterwards disembarked our pilot who had embarked the previous day. In Norway, given some of the lengths of fjords and in some cases the remoteness of the towns we call at, the pilots will remain on board. From the pilot station we have130 nautical miles to sail south along the Norwegian coast. We expect to embark our pilot at 0530 in the morning ready for the short distance in to our berth in Stavanger.

This evening we have a cocktail party for our Britannia Club members, so it is now time for me to go and get ready for the cocktail party.

I wish you all a pleasant evening and I will be back tomorrow with another entry about our say in Stavanger.

Staff Captain Simon Westall

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