Walking around Skagen
All the streets were very busy and we walked up to the end of the shops and then back looking at the shops on the other side. The church at the end of the street was under repair so I didn’t bother to take any images.
We came to a group of men standing in front of a crowd. They were singing what I guess were sea shanties. In front of them was a case of beer that was definitely helping to lubricate their voices. The leader of the ‘choir’ soon had the audience joining in with clapping and the simple shouts of the song’s chorus.
Down the street towards the bus stop we went into a tent that was at the side of a bar. There we listened to a four piece rock group. While we listened the wind and light rain returned so we carried on back down the street to catch the waiting shuttle bus.
Back to Explorer
The hot chocolate on offer from the RCI crew on the quay was a special treat as we queued to get back on board. From our balcony we could see the sunken church.
After yet another busy day we sat and read to wait for the sailaway. On our last visit this had given us great views of the coast, the old lighthouse, the new lighthouse, the remains of the Nazi Atlantic wall and even the Sandworms at Grenen.
As the time approached to leave the Captain announced a minimum of a two hour delay as the bunker boat had encountered 40 knot headwinds as it came up to Skagen. We watched the brass band performing on the quayside and went for a drink in the R bar before dinner. No views of the coast this visit.
My dinner was a potato salad with shrimp, a lamb curry and to follow a sticky toffee pudding. The pudding was quite crunchy and was burned around the outside, strange but nice.
The July 4th celebration in Studio B
It was after all July 4th and the passengers were promised a celebration in Studio B. We were told that the ice rink would all be covered. While we waited for the celebrations to start we went into the casino for a drink.
There I watched a passenger playing on one of the roulette tables. She was betting $500 or more on every spin of the wheel and was mostly losing. I found it painful to watch so much money being lost.
At 10 pm we left for Studio B to join in the celebrations. We found seats and had drinks and then went out on the dance floor to enjoy the music. There was a large cake with the American flag ice on it at one end of the dance floor. Down on the dance floor it was cold, no surprise as the ice was still there below all the boards.
We had been left a towel character in our room.
Our late night view.