Afternoon photography in around Olden
I took my infra-red camera with me off the ship in the afternoon. This gave me opportunities to experiment using it .
Armed with multiple cameras I walked back up to the outlets.
Walking back from the outlets I chose to walk alongside the fjord’s edge and explored the small harbours and jetties that were there.
After taking the pictures of the boat sheds I turned my attention to the breakwater that I was standing on. The breakwater was grass and tree covered.
On one of the jetties I met a family from London who were curious about what it was like being on a cruise ship. They were staying as part of a group in a cottage up the valley. They were down at the fjord’s head as they had been taken by surprise by the sudden arrival of lots of visitors. From their cottage they could not see Iona, so it was an even bigger surprise for them to see her docked in the fjord.
Afternoon on Iona and leaving Olden
When back on board I joined the others on the balcony and enjoyed the afternoon sun. The infinity pool above us added to the surreal nature of the afternoon. This was when water would come cascading down and splashed on the balconies below us. We enjoyed the quiet time and delayed getting ready for dinner.
As Iona left Olden we passed the house on the fjord’s side that once again had a sound system blasting very loud rock ‘n’ roll music as the ship passed.
Evening on Iona
Dinner was in the Pearl restaurant where we shared a table to avoid having to wait a long time for a more private one.
At 11:30 pm I was out on the balcony taking these pictures of the sky. I may have “missed “ the sunset but the golden glow more than made up for this.
Our next port of call was Hellesynt. This was originally scheduled to be a quick stop before Iona docked at Geiranger.