Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Copenhagen,Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark was the final stop of our cruise. The day was sunny and warm...actually hot. We were some of the first passengers off the ship.
Fortunately we were moored at the closest dock to the city. It took us only ten minutes to walk to the iconic little mermaid statue. She is quite small and surrounded by tourists trying to get their picture with her.



Nearby, the smell of lilacs hung heavily in the air. There were some beautiful statues in the garden, but a large group of female Italian or Spanish ladies had taken over the area so we moved on.





St Alban’s Anglican Church and a majestic fountain created a beautiful picture. It seemed so peaceful despite being in the city.

We followed the sound of drums from the street. A drum group in the crowded street gave encouragement to the horde of marathoners running through the city streets. Only problem was that we needed to get to the other side of the street. After walking a ways without any path to cross, we finally jumped into the street and started to run with the marathon, gradually working ourselves across to the other side.











We walked through the Ameliaborg Palace Square and took a tour of the palace. We finished shortly before noon, just as the changing of the guard was about to take place.



They wear the big fur hats and navy wool jackets which must have been torture in the blazing sun.





Close by the palace is the Marble Church with its huge dome.  Almost next door is the smaller Orthodox Church.





I found Copenhagen a very walkable city. We easily made our way to Navyn (New Town). It is actually the oldest part of town with many old and colourful buildings situated alongside the canal which is where we caught a one hour boat tour.



















The day was slipping away so quickly. We quickened our pace and visited the pedestrian shopping area, the Round Tower, the university, Rathaus (city hall) and Christianborg Palace.

We stopped for a beer at a waterside terrace back in Navyn.



On our way back to the ship we stopped to admire the royal family’s yacht and took a few more pictures of the little mermaid in the afternoon sun.





After supper, we went to the “Tango Buenos Aires” Show. The star dance couple in this show were amazing. 

The next day was a day at sea. I tried the rock climbing wall and did marginally better than when I did it last (two years ago). We did some mini putt and read. 

Best of all, the lobster tails finally showed up and they were done to perfection. The acrobat show after supper was awesome.
Now to head home and step on the scale. Yikes.

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