Gone to See Norway 2007 Family Vacation. Day 3: Bergen and Embarkation on the Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald.
When we woke in Bergen, the sky was clear and there was new snow on the ground. The locals said that it had been raining for the last 50 days. I think many took the day off to enjoy the sun and snow. The Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald would not be departing until later that night, so we had the day to visit Bergen. As part of our travel package, we had a one day Bergen Card for transportation and various attractions. After spending some time outside around the Bergen harbor and Bergen Fish Market, we took the Fløibarnen Funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen. We also visited the art museum to see some of Edvard Munch’s paintings. Finally, as it started to get dark we made our way to the Hurtigruten terminal. I’ve included a fisheye view of my cabin and the stateroom at the front of the ship. As we learned later in the voyage, rooms near the front (or rear) of the ship move the most in heavy seas. Since then I always request a cabin near the middle of a ship for any voyage that may experience heavy seas.
Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 40: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Dublin, Ireland.
Sunset over the Port of Dublin from the Deck of the MV Explorer. Composite of 3 images taken with a Fuji XT1 camera and Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 12 mm, f/16). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Nik Define, and Photoshop CC 2014.
Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 39: Semester at Sea, Summer 2014 Semester Voyage. Port of Dublin.
Dublin Port Operations. The P&O lines European Endeavour, a roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargo ship being loaded at the Alexandra Quay. Notice the six tankers of Guinness waiting to be loaded and shipped to Europe. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/16, 1/1600 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Define, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.