I am sitting on the top deck, no. 11, of the ship to go to Norway.
My cabin, which is ever smaller than the one in the Cabinn hotel, is on deck 10, but clean and tidy. The boat hasn’t left the harbor yet. All the restaurants and casino and duty free are on 7 and on that deck you can get free Internet, so I am writing this and will post it from there later.
I’m not sure how long I will last in the sun. I’ve moved to shade but now I’m in the wind! This being a ship terminal, there are cranes and industrial stuff all over. And windmills. The modern kind, though no doubt there are traditional ones elsewhere in Denmark. I haven’t encountered many Americans in the time I’ve been here. Danish, German, English, some Japanese. Copenhagen is bustling, full of construction, mostly for stations for the new Metro going in. Makes traffic pretty heavy in spite of the many many who bicycle everywhere.
The bar has opened and I got a vodka tonic, for ten American dollars. I am out of Danish kr and haven’t gotten Norwegian yet, so good thing the bartender took American!
I woke late this morning, but game. The breakfast buffet was jammed, a tour group must have come in. I caught the hop-on hop-off bus and rode over to see first the Little Mermaid from the land side. We were lucky, and there was no tour bus there, just maybe a dozen from my bus. We then stopped at the Rosenborg Castle and I poked around it happily for a good while. Rick Steves has a great self guided tour, including pointing out the “naughty bits.”
And the timing worked out well. I walked out the gate and caught the bus, got back to the hotel, spent time uploading the days pics and then caught the taxi to the port and the boat, where it was just time to go on board, and here I am!