Last day in Norway

Sunday and yet again awoke to a wonderful blue sky. Our last port of call on this short cruise was Eidfjord at the end of Hardanger Fiord. Although the village looked small it has nearly 1000 inhabitants. We docked at the quay, which was in front of a hotel – I felt sorry for the guests who came onto their balcony to admire the scenery and found the Saga Rose blocked their view! As we had an afternoon tour booked we walked around the village, found the old and new churches and went back to the ship or an early lunch. Dad chose to eat in the restaurant but we chose the Lido for a salad.

Our excursion this afternoon was the local nature center then onto a dam and a waterfall. At the nature center we has a 20 min IMAX film of the area taken from a helicopter. I had to close my eyes a couple of times as the film looked to real! The real action was taking place outside where two goats on the green roof (they go in for for grassy roofs here) were head butting each other. Apparently they do fall off from time to time! Went onto see the stone dam which was built using entirely natural materials – no concrete – and also here had a distant view of another glacier. Final stop was another waterfall but after some of the ones we had see it was a little disappointing.

Back on board it was a formal night with pre dinner cocktails and the ‘Baked Alaska’ parade. Managed to get to the quiz but as there was another couple with the team we joined last night we split into two teams – the sisters – as two of the ladies were also sisters. We beat the men but did not win. Went to the cabaret which tonight was a comedienne then went to see ‘Mr Horlicks‘ for my night cap. No sitting outside tonight as it had stared to rain.