Day 12 Thursday 4th July: Skagen, Denmark
I had put the TV on channel 40 and the music was interrupted by the Captain explaining that there would be a delay of at least 45 minutes before our arrival in Skagen.
On our balcony we watched the coast get closer and even this deck was not immune to the wind carried spray as Explorer pushed her way through the waves.
At 8 am we joined the queue for the buffet breakfast on Deck 3 in the Sapphire restaurant. Our plan for the day was to visit Grenen and then to see what else was possible given our shorter time in port.
Once off the ship, the shuttle bus to the town was not free for RCI passengers. We then had a moment or two of confusion as we thought Danish kroner would be needed. The bus driver told us that he took Euros or Danish Kroner for the trip which made our lives a lot easier.
Our friends had similar difficulties with cash and caught the second shuttle bus. Back together again we all caught the #1 tourist bus that runs around all the tourist tourist spots in the Summer months. This bus again took Euros for the fare.
The first stop on the buses’ loop was Grenen.
We caught the Sandworm tractor out through the dunes to the top of Europe and Denmark. This is where the North Sea and Baltic Seas meet. The weather was not kind to us and once out of the trailer we were greeted by rain and strong winds.
We made the pilgrimage to where the two seas met, took our photographs and headed back to the trailer.
The driver knew full well that no one would want to remain out on the sands. Once we were all back on board we set off back to Grenen.