Voyage of the Vikings

July - August, 2013

Bergen, Norway

July 27 - Weather: Rainy, then sunny, hi temp around 70.

It rained most of the morning, so we waited to go out until around noon.  There were two other cruise ships here (one was the QE II) so there were lots of tourists walking around.  Bergen is a pretty city with beautiful flowers and cobblestone streets.  The greater Bergen area has a population of about 400,000.  It is the second largest city in Norway.  The sidewalk cafes and shops were very busy, as the afternoon turned out to be very pleasant and warm.  We were here in 1994 when Anne did a Scandinavian tour with Angelica Cantanti.  Jay thought he remembered the square where they sang.  Barbara remembers the music festival in Stord, an island south of here.  There were singers there from all over the world.  Jeff had a unique experience--he had an ear infection, and a doctor came to where we were and examined him in a men's restroom.  We won tonight at Name That Tune.  The theme was songs from the 80s--a guy named Rick was on our team and he knew almost every song and artist.  He got 29 points and the rest of us on the team got 1 point.

Bergen from ship

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