Sunday, 25 September 2011

Heading for the UK

We are under way again.

Bergen welcomed those arriving in the city for embarkation on Thursday with miserable heavy rain. Fortunately its true charm was revealed with sun lighting the hillsides shortly before departure.

After a slightly lumpy sea on their first night, yesterday was a day for passengers to relax, do puzzles, write postcards, and attend lectures given by the Expedition Team.

All this before an "Introduction into the World of whisky" from visiting Lecturer Bernie McGee. Witty banter accompanied instruction on getting the best out of a taste of whisky. Samples of different Malt's were tasted by all. Comparisons illustrated between South Scotland's Auchentoshan 11-year old light apertif, Speyside's sophisticated and complex 12-year old Mortlach and finally a smoky, peat monster was the description the Isle of Islay's "As we get it"