Bergen, Norway & Misc.

Here in Bergen, Norway, 500-600 passengers disembarked at the end of their 2 week cruise around the United Kingdom and I suppose about that many embarked also for the next leg to Montreal. We were surprised that there weren’t more than 53 World Cruisers going for 8 months. But there are a number that are going for 4 months to LAX. From the group that boarded in London, some are going to Montreal and some are getting off at NYC and some in San Juan, PR. So we will constantly be getting new faces and names to remember. Funny, funny. I don’t think so Tim!

We found out that it rains an average of 230 days a year in Bergen and it held up to that this past weekend too.  Fortunately, we had only a drizzle when we shot the only photos we took on our short tour of the city.  We didn’t get to go shopping either! This is the Bryggen wharf.

“I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.” ~ Martin Luther

A marvelous violinist, most beautiful music.

The other day the Crew gathered us all 53 World Cruisers out onto the bow of the ship for pictures. I wonder how they turned out. We’ll have a real wind blown look. One of the passengers has a Drone and took pictures while flying it out over the ocean to capture the whole ship in the photo and back in at us. That too will be interesting. Someone said The Guinness Book of Records is suppose to be in London greeting our return in May. We’ll see. That wasn’t an official note.

I don’t know what all the hub bub is about. I’ve just moved into a posh retirement center where I don’t need to cook or clean, just play cards, eat, visit with interesting people all day, see some fantastic sights, eat, read books, swim, eat, shop and praise the Lord for it all!! It sounds quite dull! Doesn’t it? All is vanity under the sun. And yet, mountain tops are for views and inspiration, but fruit is grown in the valleys. I hope our mountain top views fill us with inspiration that will spill out onto you all for valley times that we all experience.

For “It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, he is also at every stopping place.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

He looks a little relaxed, don’t ya think?