3 December 2013
This was a bad weather day. The ship pulled into Honningsvag which is the harbour nearest the North Cape. The North cape is Europe’s most northern point and we were due to set foot here for some site seeing. But the Captain told us that the wind was picking up so only those disembarking were allowed off the boat. However, I was able to take some photographs of the town from the deck.
We turned southward towards Alta and because of the wind experienced some very choppy water and were advised not to walk around the ship. In the evening we were treated to an excellent open buffet consisting of Crab meat, crayfish, lobster, squid and cod and I ate some stewed reindeer for the first time in my life. I found it very tasty indeed and hoped that Santa was not watching.
It is planned that we stay in Alta over night and tour the town the following morning. By then the bad weather should have past and we can head north again towards Hammerfest.