Sailed up the surprisingly long Oslo Fjord to Norway's capital city on a wet day. Opened our blinds to discover that the ship was parked next to a castle (took the picture later in the day).
Caught our tour bus and rumbled off through the disappointingly normal-looking city. En route, we passed the not-so-normal Opera House, a marble sort of beach whose roof leads to the water.
Emerged at the top of the mountain to find the city's famous ski jump shrouded in low-lying clouds and invisible. Back down for a tour of the harbour and some sunshine. Suddenly the Royal Yacht came around the point, returning from a regal jaunt.
Then it was back to the ship. We sailed at 5 PM and headed down-fjord with a pilot. Once we were sure he'd managed to get us underway, we went up to Deck 14 to look down on the beautiful countryside while having a sushi dinner.
Islands in the fjord are a favourite spot for summer cottages.