08 June, 2012

Oslo, Almost

Cruising slowly into port in Oslo, Norway on the 24th of May.

Picturesque scenery along the Norwegian coastline. 
Balloons and a poster decorated our stateroom door
 on this day, our 37th wedding anniversary!

The oldie-weds cruising out of Oslo.
Out? Yes, you read that right.
Sadly, due to a strike resulting from a conflict between the labor
 union and the government the port was closed to us for docking.
More beautiful Norwegian coastline.
Leaving Norway... will we ever return? Maybe one day.

And so, our anniversary became a "sea day".
There was lots of this: walking the halls...
exploring the ship...

and dining...  yes, lots of food!

Tomorrow's port of call: Århus, Denmark

Observances from my journal:
1.  Relaxation is not overrated.
2.  Vanilla bean lattes could be my new favorite.
3. I can easily live without 24/7 news, I need to remind myself of this.

Life is Good!


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

DH & I will be taking our first cruise in January to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, so I'm enjoying following along with your cruise.

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh no that's a bummer! Those are beautiful pictures of the coastline. Hopefully you will get back someday to enjoy Norway. You two look pretty good for "oldies"!!!!

AnnieO said...

Oh, snap! That's a really bum deal to get to cruise in and then have to cruise out. Love your photos. Happy Anniversary indeed!

leigh anna said...

roku has been my saving grace to not watching the news. i have no clue what is actually going on in the real world....and i'm ok with that! :)

Janet O. said...

Oh, what a major disappointment! They should refund part of your money! *LOL*
Hope there was plenty of other good stuff to make up for this.

lindsey said...

Great photo's and Congratulations!! Happy Anniversary!

lindsey said...

Great photo's and Congratulations!! Happy Anniversary!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is a shame but at least it was a beautiful day and you did see the coast. Happy Anniversary!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love your observation about 24/7 news at all times . . . the constant barrage is anxiety inducing and extremely stressful.

SO glad the two of you are enjoying the cruise!

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I can't believe you were so close! The srike was just horrible for our tourism idustry. I am so sorry to hear you weren't able to go into Oslo!

Mama Spark said...

I have never been of a cruise but hope to do so one day. Norway looks amazing. Congrats on 37 years!!!

Ancestor Collector said...

I'm finally catching up on your trip. I love when you document your journeys....almost like being there. Too bad you didn't get to Oslo....we loved it there. Enjoyed a place very much like Sturbridge Village depicting old Norway, and the Viking Museum. Next trip you'll get there! ;-) Scandinavia is a vacation unto itself.

phyzz said...

Welcome home! Have enjoyed ALL of your wonderful photography and equally, your wonderful commentary! By all I see, you had a memorable trip! What a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary!