Our first port, Bergen, Norway.
After we left Hamburg, we had a day at sea. The North Sea. A bit rough as we did not yet have our sea legs but nothing too dramatic. At least, not for me. Lorraine did struggle with a bit of mal de mer.
Bergen would be our first exposure to Norway and it certainly did not disappoint. A beautiful city to explore by foot.
Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway with a population of roughly 300,000 people. Not particularly large by North American standards.
I pulled together a short video that I like to call Bergen in 3 minutes.
This is where all of the tourists go to take a photo of Bergen atop Mount Floyen.
Bryggen holds a set of Hanseatic commercial buildings near the Vagen harbour.
The public areas of Bergen are large and well landscaped.
Lorraine and I took an excursion in the morning and spent the afternoon exploring Bergen on our own. The historic area of the city is an easy walk.
Although most of the construction dates back hundreds of years, the new seems to blend in quite well with the old.
St. John’s church, the largest church in Bergen, sits atop one of the highest points in Bergen.
Lorraine was our videographer for the trip and did a great job capturing memories.
I did all of the still photography and there was no shortage of great shots in the city.
As we came to the end of our day in Bergen, we took a final shot of Bryggen from the opposite side of the Vagen harbour.
And, just before boarding, the requisite selfie shot.
Those are some genuine smiles. Glad to see you are enjoying your travels!
We had an amazing time in Norway. Busy getting ready to travel south in our coach. We head out in about 4 weeks.