14th February, 2019
The voyage up from Dover was calm and uneventful.
Arrival in Bergen was forecast to be calm, but as we approached the berth the wind blew up to around 25 knots off the berth making berthing a little bit more interesting.
Bergen lived up to its reputation as Norway’s wettest city and it rained or drizzled all day, but this didn’t dampen the spirits of our passengers who enjoyed a day of interesting tours of Bergen and the surrounding area.
The weather deteriorated during the day and I had already warned the Passengers during the Welcome Party that we were expecting a storm as we went North. We had 2 Pilots with us as the intention was to remain in the fjords for as long as possible for the run up to Tromso and pass inside the Lofoten Islands for shelter.
After we left everybody enjoyed a delicious meal and entertainment for Valentine’s day.
Captain Richard Lambert
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