Sunshine and smooth seas greeted us this morning. We didn’t dock till around midday so after breakfast we did our daily email check & blog upload and took part in some of the ship’s activities. After lunch we left the ship on the tail end of a passing shower. Fortunately the sun came out and we had a sunny afternoon to explore Aarhus, Denmark. We had to catch a shuttle into downtown Aarhus as we docked in a commercial port.
We chose not to do a pre-arranged shore excursion here. What we wanted to see was within walking distance. We were greeted with maps and guides who were able to point us in the right direction. We walked to the far end of the retail precinct, and then the full length of a mostly pedestrian mall to an old cathedral. Along the way we had an ice cream and found some weak, free wifi on our phones. We also followed a picturesque canal, reminiscent of Copenhagen along our way. On the canal we found an Australian Bar, I can only assume they were opening Australian hours as they were closed. Back on board we had just enough time to get to the afternoon trivia. I think we came a distant second, but there were only about 5 groups.
After dinner we went to the 60 second challenge where you have a minute to accomplish a task. Darlene successfully flipped a playing card over and landed it on top of a nearby glass. I took about 61 seconds to accomplish my task of catching table tennis balls in glasses but they said it was close enough. We then went to a music trivia session and we won. We now have 3 Princess water bottles, two lanyards and an empty bottle of booze . A rock and roll music session night followed the trivia with a live band and dancing. Yes, we got up once or twice. We finished the night at the Princess theatre at the other end of the ship where they had a singing and dancing show.
If you want to view the web cam to see where the ship is go to www.princess.com, there is a link there somewhere.