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Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 #251969
08/07/19 07:50 AM
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Great new first class seat in the American 777-300. Slept well on the way over.

Once in London we found our Copenhagen flight has been cancelled. We seldom come in the night before glad we did this time. Rumor has it BA systems are down. Moving people to other airlines. Ken is in line now trying to get rerouted.


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251975
08/09/19 11:33 AM
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We made it to Copenhagen and our bags did as well. We were not expecting the bags as we changed airlines and with computers down it was causing major issues.

Ship looks great and some very familiar faces aboard and that is always nice.
We took the first tour off and got “things” done.

Beautiful day, sun was shining. So nice to be onboard.


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251979
08/10/19 09:06 PM
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Been a whirlwind of activity since we boarded. Lots of things we had to get sorted out. Had so much going on we cancelled our first two tours. Have had perfect sailing weather very smooth seas.

We were in Bergen today and as expected it was raining. However those that went on tour seemed to have a good time. Ken went into Bergen for a walk around 2.30 pm. Took some pictures below

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Food has been great. Tomorrow is our party at 10.00am to 11.00 am. Then the special Sunday brunch and crossing the Arctic circle festivities.

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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251980
08/11/19 04:33 PM
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Hope your weather is better than ours. We are currently on Silver Cloud in Iceland and have missed two stops (Ranganes and Vigur Island) due to bad weather. Fortunately we had been to Vigur before ( on a picture perfect day), but really disappointed to miss Ranganes.

Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251981
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Cute picture of you Ngaire. I know Lynsay Barron, Luke & Benjamin are on board with you too.

Rachel, sorry for the yucky weather you're having...hope it improves soon!


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251985
08/12/19 07:12 AM
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Luke is now stunningly handsome. I should try and take a picture. Not seen Benjamin yet. Having John on board is great he adds a vitality to the cruise. That was John behind the white beard. Food has been outstanding.

We had a mimosa and Bloody Mary get together yesterday. It was a sea day and I think this might be better than a cocktail part in the evening. There are always conflicts with late tours, dining reservations, and often the block party.
More relaxed and it worked out well.

Right now we are sailing into our first Norwegian Fjord. The sun is shining, clear blue sky, just a few thin white clouds for contrast. Not a breath of wind. Totally spectacular with the green mountains and colorful homes on the banks of the water.

We had a wonderful day in Harstad. The scenery of the town and fjord was beautiful. Lots of pretty homes and flower gardens. Some did a hike and absolutely loved it. We walked along the fjords which was really beautiful on the way to visit a small historic church. The views from the coach were stunning, a very scenic drive. My favorite thing was a model replica of a Norwegian town complete with little people, trains, cars and even a ski jump.

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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251992
08/14/19 08:55 AM
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Another glorious day in Bodo. I booked the Aviation museum. Ken loves any thing to do with Aviation. I enjoyed the tour more than I thought I would. A military and commercial exhibit. The military was the best. Had a U2 plane, spitfire, mig, all types of planes. Also the casing from the atomic bomb that hit Hiroshima. Much smaller than I would have imagined. We met Jim and Pam in the elevator they had just booked the tour. Being left to wander on our own is how I always prefer to visit a museum.

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The black plane suspended from the roof behind the tiger plane is the U2 spy plane.

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This is a spitfire


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251993
08/15/19 07:57 PM
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Just cannot post pictures either on our iPad or computer. Been a great trip but internet here is not great. Websites hard to access. Images extremely difficult.

Another stunning day in Alesund. This is a beautiful little town. We went to the overview and had an incredible view of Alesund. Tour of the town and then the Ocean park. The entire Turner family was with us for the tour. Hopefully at some point I can post pictures.

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Beautiful Alesund

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Pam, Jim and Ngaire
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Ken and Ozzie

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Hummer Lobster. Really blue

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Sea otter in the ocean park

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Penguin - in the Ocean Park





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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #251998
08/17/19 08:28 PM
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In the fjords for a few days so no internet on now but very spotty. I will try and post more and pictures tomorrow we will be out of the fjords.

Geiranger yet another stunning nice day. Great trip up the mountain. Postcard perfect conditions.

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Joined Jim, Pam and family for cocktails and snacks in the master suite tonight and then a nice dinner.
Flam - normal Norwegian weather - a rainy day -BUT that mean more waterfalls than I have ever seen. The train guide said you only see many of these waterfalls when it rains. It was stunning. At the hotel at the Train Station the best waffles with jam and fresh cream. Absolutely fantastic Ken and I did over indulge!! Overall a wonderful day, I will take the rain for the waterfalls.

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Still pretty calm seas although I was told it was rough last night but I had no idea I just crashed. Been sleeping like a log every night.


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #252002
08/19/19 05:53 AM
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We stayed on the ship yesterday for various reasons and it was a partly cloudy day. So the tours all had a good weather day. Today the sky looks bright and the sun is shining. We are visiting a place we have not been before - Gothenburg, Sweden. To be in Norway and only have one rainy day at Flam (which I think made the Flam railway spectacular) is very lucky.

Been a great cruise, nice to see old friends and meet some very nice new people as well. Food and service has been really exceptional. Last night I mushroom soup, pan fried halibut and lobster thermidor with extra lobster on the side. Fantastic.

Tomorrow we have to move cabins but that goes pretty quick as they take all your hanging clothes on the hangers. Just the small things need to be packed up.

My daughter Cindy arrives for the next cruise so looking forward to having her aboard.


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #252005
08/20/19 07:53 PM
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So the new segment starts. It was a beautiful day in Oslo. Wonderful dinner tonight with Cindy and others, food and service was terrific.

Now at sea and rocking and rolling for the first time. This stretch of water can be rough but hopefully it will calm down.


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Re: Sea mail from THOR EXP190808 [Re: Ngaire] #252006
08/21/19 03:50 AM
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Ngaire, I am green with envy reading your posts. Of all my cruises with you, those two were my favorite! My best to Pam and Jim, hope to see them again sometime soon. Thanks Ngaire for always keeping in touch ! Have other Regent cruises planned in the interim! But look forward to group cruise In March to Mexico from San Diego.


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