Honningsvag, Norway to Molde, Norway: 683 Nautical Miles
A gorgeous day in Molde, Norway.
Molde is located along the Romsdalsfjord – several islands in the fjord can be seen from the city. The current population of Molde is approximately 22,000.
We are the only ship here today (not sure if the port can handle more than a single cruise ship at a time).
We are not on tour today and it is a beautiful day so we set out to explore this city. The city is quite modern with upscale shops and boutiques. Again, things are very expensive (I thought that the larger cities might see more competition which would force down prices – not so). The city is known as “The City of Roses” – as the weather gets a bit warmer, the city will start to show off its flowers. The park in the picture below already has a nice flower garden.
Another place with a well known garden is the City Hall with its rooftop Rose Garden. Ellen found her way to the roof to check out the flowers and I stayed behind to capture the moment.
Ellen on Roof of City Hall
Ellen also shot a picture of the square below – Can you find me in the picture?
We took a turn toward the Fjord. From there we got some terrific shots of the Constellation and Molde.
Celebrity Constellation and Molde, Norway
Yes, we were there
This location was also a good place for views of the fjords, nearby mountain range, islands, and the ferry boats.
Strolling among the shops on the main street, we came across a bench occupied by, I believe, Queen Sonja of Norway. The Queen didn’t mind sharing the bench with my princess.
The Queen and the Princess
We also found a neat statue of a girl holding roses – no doubt a symbol of the city.
After walking the whole length of Molde, we headed to the pier and the Constellation. It was so warm that we could actually use the chairs on the open deck for the first time on the cruise.
Ellen on the Open Deck
When it got a little cooler, Ellen found a unique, quiet place to hang out.
After dinner, we went to the Theater to catch California Soul Man Bruce Parker. Not sure what California has to do with it, but he put on a very nice show – singing classics and new songs. He never stopped moving the whole time – he probably lost 5 pounds during the performance.
Now that we are below the Arctic Circle, we saw our first sunset in days and it was a beautiful one.
First Sunset in a Week
Pedometer: 5437 steps; 2.57 miles; 266 Calories