Spirit of Discovery blog - Captains' blogs
8th September, 2019
I can safely say this is one of the best days of my life in the WONDERFUL Geiranger Fjord today. It truly is fantastic with breath-taking scenery and sunshine and not a breath of wind!
We embarked our Pilot at the entrance to the Fjord at 8am this morning and then it is 60nm of pilotage to get to Geiranger itself. With beautiful blue skies and sunshine it could not have been any better. As we meandered through the Fjord it reminds you of how beautiful planet Earth is and it is a privilege to see it today in all its glory.
Just after midday we arrived at the 7 sisters waterfall where I stopped the ship and spun round 360 degrees so both sides could see it as we were in silent stealth mode so you could hear the water ‘falling’. Then it was time to proceed to our mooring buoy position as we were the only cruise ship here today. 4 mooring lines from forward and 4 from aft go via a small boat to each of the buoys, we then make them tight and that holds the ship in position – much better than anchoring!! It was then time to get all our guests ashore via short tender ride who were going on tour or exploring this fantastic place. I ventured ashore and took some pictures for you – I hope you enjoy them.
Overnight stay here in Geiranger and time to let go our lines at 7am. We then proceeded out slowly of the fjord so that all the guests could enjoy it once more. We dropped our pilot off around lunchtime and it was time to proceed to Stavanger. With our Captain’s corner this afternoon followed by my formal Cocktail Party and dinner there is no time to sit – full ahead and busy busy!!
Genuinely mean this has been one of the best couple of days with this fabulous scenery and great weather – we could not have asked for anymore!!
Captain Nick Sunderland
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