What a great day! Only
10 minutes on the shuttle bus from the ship and, as Edna said "Simply
enchanting". The shuttle bus was a double decker and I nobly went
on to the upper deck, because I could (this is, after all, Saga and
many couldn't). The main feature of the town is, I suppose, the Church
(The Church of our Lady). A red brick, five steepled most attractive
The interior is as attractive
(or more so?)
There were several 15th.
Century buildings, one
of which we went in. This was now a restaurant and Art Gallery. There
was an extraordinary piece of art, a frame containing empty pill containers,
but it proved to be a record of someone who had had cancer - there were
20 or more frames (like picture frames). Let's be honest, when we first
looked at it we thought "Do what?" but when the Curator explained
it, it all made sense. We're more lovers of Constable but it just goes
to show that "modern" art can have meaning. While we were
there we met up with Alf Smith (who we had met on several previous cruises)
and Sheena and he invited us to his Saga Diamond dinner. Saga Cruisers
become members of the Saga Britannia Club when they have spent 35 nights
on board Saga ships. 35 nights, Bronze members. 75 nights, Silver members.
150 nights, Gold members (that's us - over 200 now but will we get much
higher?). 500 nights, Sapphire (Wow). 1000 nights, Diamond! Alf tells
all and sundry that I'm his brother - many believe him!
Edna was pleased to see a cart pulled
There was to be a concert
in the Church at noon so we got there about 15 minutes before. It was
packed! Managed to find a couple of seats at the side and the Concert
was great. Only 7 people but their voices and harmonies were excellent.
Mostly Danish songs but they invited us to stand and join in on "Abide
with Me", sang "The White Cliffs of Dover" and finished
with a traditional Irish Blessing. Not to be missed.
The concert did overrun
by about 20 minutes and we didn't rush to get the first shuttle bus
(there were obviously a lot of people to get back to the ship) but caught
the second one and as we were late for lunch had to eat in the Beach
Club, fish and chips or burgers (shame!). While waiting for the bus
we had a wander and came upon this statue. What's that all about?
There have to be some down
side views but at least we could see the Church
and we were given a rousing
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