We were woken up by an announcement – the ferry was about to cross the Arctic Circle at 66°33′ north.
Mummy jumped out of bed, got dressed and ran up to Deck 7 to catch the moment – they sounded the horn and to take a photo of the globe on Vikingen Island.They said it was a tradition to drink champagne when one crosses the Arctic Circle. But at 07.10 – a tad early for Mummy.
The fjords are a lot more present – and just beautiful – said Mummy.We looked at them from the cabin pot holes. At 10.30 – Mummy joined the rest for a Polar Circle CeremonyAnd were baptised by the King of the Sea – basically ice water down the back of Mummy’s shirt. And then to make up for all of that – something smooth! 🙂We are about to experience Polar Nights as we sail further north …
May’s comment: Very well commercialised. 🙂 But what the heck! For the fun of it. I’ve flown across the Arctic Circle but never crossed it by sea so I guess this is a first.
It’s definitely colder and much, much shorter days. Just one hour of daylight today.
Doggies tummy not doing well. Thought some salmon and pork would do nicely but alas – not!