|Darcy retired from teaching in June, 2000 and joined us
shortly thereafter. She flew from Seattle to Bergen, a long trip in
itself, then took the 7 hour train ride from Oslo through the mountains to
Bergen on the west coast. In spite of a grueling trip and an 8 hour
time change she was up and ready to go the very next morning.
|Andy and Darcy are aficionados of things old and things
that are bargains. Together they scoured several antique and second
hand shops in Norway and Scotland. Often at the end of the day they
would bring their prizes back to the boat and praise each other on what
cool things they had acquired and what good deals they had made that day.
They skipper had the good sense to admire and appreciate their
|Darcy has traveled more than most but we were able to
take her to quite a few places that she hadn't visited before. She
documented a number of the places we visited by making pencil drawings and
writing in her journal. I don't think she even brought a camera.
The pencil drawings are special.
Darcy also crossed the North Sea from Bergen to Lerwick, Shetland with
us. It was an overnight crossing and the North Sea gave us just a
tiny bit of the weather that it is famous for. Darcy didn't think
much of the ride.
From Shetland the three of us continued south to Orkney, Fair Isle and
the Scottish mainland where we transited the Caledonia canal. Darcy
made a tearful departure (off to Edinburgh to make one more shopping trip
before flying home) leaving us at Ft. William at the south end of the