On tour with Chameleon Days.
Anyone who follows me on twitter and Facebook knows the one thing that I am consistent with is the unashamedly promotion of my books. Therefore, it will come as no surprise to learn that when another opportunity presented itself to me, I grasped it with both hands.
Allow me to share my journey from Southampton to The Norwegian Fjords aboard The Royal Caribbean Explorer Of The Seas.
Nominating my husband Michael as the man behind the lens to capture each moment of special significance was a shrewd manoeuvre on my part. All I had to do was hold my book at the right height to be captured in the shot while securing my cocktail with my other hand.
Being a budding perfectionist in his art allowed me enough time to enjoy the Pina Colada, watch the sail away from the port, and promote Chameleon Days. Talk about multi-tasking.
So here, I am courtesy of Cibsky photography on a glorious September morning.
Following a day and half, at sea, we arrived in Kristiansand the lively capital of Southern Norway. It was a short walk into town which being a Sunday was not lively at all as unfortunately most places were closed. However, we enjoyed walking around the town admiring the quaint white and pastel-coloured houses and window-shopping.
Day five the ship moored at Flam, famous for the Flamsbana railway and the stunning views of the Myrdal Mountains. The waterfall at Stalheimsfossen and the snow-topped mountains gave a fairy tale feel to the whole experience.
Day six we arrived in the city of Bergen set amongst the backdrop of seven mountains. The surrounding fjords were best viewed from the top of Mt Floyen, which was reached by cable car. Strolling through the town, we visited the medieval neighbourhood of Bryggen with its cobblestone alleyways and historic wooden dwellings.
Day seven we sailed through the Lyse Fjord to my favourite port of call, Stavanger. This is a city full of historic architecture dating back to the 18th century. The cruise port was only a short distance from the town, which had a stunning waterfront and ocean views. As in all of the other ports of call, the air was so clean and fresh. It was truly exhilarating.