We spent the day visiting my parents of course and revisiting my childhood memories. It was wonderful to be back and see things through Murray's eyes - I had forgotten what a lovely part of The Netherlands I used to live in.
Our last full day at sea... A lovely sunny day with a sea as smooth as a mirror. It was hard to notice we were on board of a ship at all, we were not even rocking a little bit. Speak about sailing on glass!
We woke up to the most gorgeous scenery I have seen in my entire life. The fjords gliding by were spectacular! Having fallen asleep so early the previous day, we were wide awake before 6am but it was worth it... Every minute the scenery was getting more breathtaking.
Having fallen asleep so early, we were wide awake at sunrise, around 5am. What a sight to wake up to though! The Fjords were gliding by our window peacefully and majestically. Too bad the sun had decided to hide behind a thick layer of clouds that day.
Up to then the sea had been calm, but in the night the wind picked up and the ship started creaking, rattling and rocking quite a bit. Murray and I still had our sea legs from our last cruise, so it did not bother us.
We arrived safe and sound at Schiphol, where our Tinker taxi was waiting for us right on time. It was a frightful drive from the Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam - all we could see was a huge mass of cars, all driving on top of each other!
On this gorgeous May the 5th (which coincides with our 10th engagement anniversary btw) we found ourselves high in the sky, first from Cranbrook to Vancouver and then on a KLM flight from Vancouver to Amsterdam.
Remember our cruise to Alaska? So did we... In fact we could not stop thinking about it. However, we also figured that we really should visit my parents in The Netherlands - the last time Murray saw them was in 2009 when they visited Canada!