Posted by: orcaweb | September 5, 2008

ORCA / DFDS Seaways Wildlife Officer Beth Hazell is amazed by a pink rainbow at night on her last ORCA and DFDS Seaways Wildlife Cruise to Norway!

Newcastle to Bergen (18th – 21st August 2008)

 

A stunning sunset over Bergen harbour

A stunning sunset over Bergen harbour

Have you ever seen a rainbow at night before?  The Newcastle to Bergen route is closing at the end of the month and this was my final trip to Norway and wow what a way to finish.  Once arriving in Bergen we disembarked for a last stroll down the Bryggen.  The old wooden buildings of the Bryggen date back almost 900 years and are on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List but now form part of the very popular harbour front.  Whilst having a sociable diet coke (crew are not allowed to drink anything stronger when on ships rota) we were treated to the most amazing sunset I have certainly ever experienced.  The sky was the deepest orangey-red and the ships in port formed silhouettes against the incredible backdrop.

 

 

 

 

 

The beautiful medieval Bryggen at sunset

The beautiful medieval Bryggen at sunset

Turning a quick 180° and the sky was a different colour again. Everything was pink, the sky, the mountains, the reflection in the harbour and on the surrounding buildings.  It was absolutely stunning and to top it all off there was a rainbow, a vivid rainbow that became brighter and more arced in front of our very eyes.  Spectacular.  It was a beautiful finale to what has been a fantastic experience working on the Queen of Scandinavia. 

 

 

 

 

Here’s to the ‘Queen’ and the upcoming ORCA exploits on our new ship, the Dana Sirena crossing between Harwich and Esbjerg.  Skål!

Have you ever seen a pink rainbow at night?

Have you ever seen a pink rainbow at night?

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  1. Hi Beth and team – that certainly was an amazing sunset in Bergen. My video of the sailing is finally edited and up and YouTube – http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8WrDqd-t1M4 – feel free to embed or link to it if you wish. Best wishes for the Amsterdam route and thanks for all your enthusiasm and help on the Bergen crossing!


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