Day 23 August 4, 2014 Djupivogur, Iceland
Windy, windy, brisk wind, windy, 46 degrees sunset 9:55
Djupivogur is a small fishing village on the eastern coast of Iceland. It is most well known for recording the highest temperature in Iceland, 87 degrees in June 1939. We did not break the record today. We had a brisk wind all day. It was quite chilly, sweatshirt weather, but it should be in Iceland. We have been here before when the weather was nice so we did not walk as far today.
The tender ride over was an E ticket Disney ride. We rocked and rolled. Once ashore hoods were up and we were off. There are 2 restaurants here where you can get internet. I did not take my computer but people had some pretty good connections. The password by the dock is abcde (just in case you need it).
We wandered around for a while and stopped in the grocery store. They were very well stocked and prices did not seem too bad. We went into the tin church. Not quite sure if it was still used or not. There was a big Garfield with Happy Orange Day and some orange around town. Not sure when Orange Day was.
Up, down and around, we finally wandered back to the coffee shop by the dock. It is attached to the museum. We got 3 hot chocolates and a piece of apple cake. They had about 20 different cakes to choose from. When ships are not in, they get tour buses. They also make fresh waffles with fresh whipped cream. They looked good. All of the cakes are made there fresh. The hot chocolate comes in glasses. It was good.
We caught a tender back to the ship and lazed around. Chicken salad on a toasted croissant was lunch and the rest of the day was reading and relaxing. We hit happy hour at 4:00 in the Crows nest. It was busy. We did not sail out til 6:30 pm.
Dinner was good. It was mac and cheese for me and mom while dad had a veal chop. Then it was a dessert surprise. Two nights ago, I had asked Peter if Whoopie Pies would be on the menu again and he said he would put in a special request. The next night he was upset because they did not make them. I understand why. It makes 600 and we wanted 3, no problem. The Assistant Maitre’D came by and profusely apologized and said he was going to talk to the chef. We told him that there was no need and we understood. Well, tonight when we came into dinner Peter had a smile from ear to ear. He was so excited. When dessert time came around he brought us 4 Whoopie Pies. They had taken some chocolate cupcakes cut them in half, made a fantastic whipped cream for the middle and topped them with chocolate ganache. What a treat. We got 4 so one I will keep for lunch tomorrow.
Barry from Boston was playing Manilow and Neil Diamond tonight. He was good. The hotel manager brought a cake it was his 50th birthday.
Then it was off to bed. Time to read and get a good night sleep. Good night from the swaying MS Veendam.