R604 Fjords

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R604 Fjords

Post by qbman1 » 27 Jan 2016, 10:30

My life is ruined !

Just received a missive from P&O to advise that due to the fact that they "have been unable to secure a suitable anchor point in Geiranger" they are replacing this port with a call to Olden.

Not the most interesting of ports and, once you have been up to the Briksdal glacier, there is a limit to how to pass the time profitably. Any suggestions please ?

What does "unable to secure a suitable anchor point" really mean? They must have known they were due to tender when the itinerary was produced so what has happened since?

Sounds a bit like another of those feeble excuses to me !


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Post by Quizzical Bob » 27 Jan 2016, 12:54

It sounds like another ship has muscled in, maybe another Carnival sibling.

We've been to Olden a few times and the walk up the valley is very pleasant but there is a cycle hire shop right opposite the dock and I might try that next time. The tour with the boat trip is not bad.

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Post by qbman1 » 27 Jan 2016, 12:58

Done the walk - both ways. Not sure about a cycle ride, though, but I might have a look at the boat trip !! Thanks


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Post by Quizzical Bob » 27 Jan 2016, 16:25

Do both the glacier and the bike at the same time - enkel!

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Post by qbman1 » 27 Jan 2016, 16:28

My a*se is usually the wrong shape for the saddles on those rental bikes !!


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Post by Quizzical Bob » 27 Jan 2016, 19:12

qbman1 wrote:My a*se is usually the wrong shape for the saddles on those rental bikes !!
Who on earth is going to be looking at your a*se?

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Post by qbman1 » 28 Jan 2016, 09:12

I'm not worried about the aesthetics - just the fact that I can't usually sit down for three days afterwards !!

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 01 Feb 2016, 20:09

That could ruin your life. For three days anyway.

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Post by Stephen » 16 Mar 2016, 17:09

Don't forget to take plenty of compo claim forms qb.......just in case :)

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Post by Mervyn and Trish » 16 Mar 2016, 18:20

Every time he submits a claim Edgers automatically sends him a dozen new forms with the cheque.

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Post by wolfie » 17 Mar 2016, 23:08

The ride on a RIB, along the fjord from Olden, is great fun and getting into the survival suit is a truly memorable experience ;)

The RIB has some seats but the fun is to be had on sitting on a type of motorbike seat, especially when cornering at high speed. :) which is what I did with OH safely in the back jammed in between two other passengers.

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Re: R604 Fjords

Post by qbman1 » 11 May 2016, 16:19

We're on R603 too so we'll be in the Glass House on Friday afternoon if anyone fancies a drink!

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