Sunset and Sunrise from Southampton

Post 102: Friday 20th January 2017. 

I was about to start my 2 week cruise to Norway, with some associated walks.

My ‘Norwegian Walk’ began with a 1 mile walk  around the deck at around 7.07pm whilst still birthed at Southampton, as the sun began to set. The start of our holiday. p1020476

Miles Walked 1

Partly Cloudy Skies

Air Temperature 3 degrees C/37 degrees F 

Wind Force 4 Slight Moderate


Saturday 21st January 2017

I awoke on my 65th birthday at just after 7am to a lovely sunrise somewhere in the North Sea. See slideshow:

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I completed 3 miles around the deck before birthday celebrations got into full swing in the evening.


Sunrises and sunsets are one of my favourite photographic subjects and this one exceeded my expectations. There was hardly anyone else on deck at just after 7.00am! What a treat you can miss by staying in bed.


It is always a delight to see another ship pass by, this one at 7.49.


This next two weeks of my 1,000 mile walk challenge were going to be something very different from my normal walks.

As per my previous blog I discovered I was part Viking and it only seemed appropriate that I was heading for Norway with my dearest Celia.We had a lovely meal and celebrations in the evening on formal night with friends Annabelle, Christine and John on the MS Balmoral. I thought it best not to turn out in my outdoor gear!


Miles Walked 3

Partly Cloudy Skies

Air Temperature 3 degrees C/37 degrees F

Sea Temperature 8 degrees C/46 degrees F

Wind Force 4 Slight Moderate 




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