Having spent seven happy years in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy the idea of a cruise did nothing to inspire me, but my darling Chef fancied one, and as this is a partnership a compromise was required. We ended up agreeing not to go a cruise aboard one of those ghastly huge cruise ships which now pollute the oceans of the world. We would instead choose a smaller ship, going somewhere a bit different. And so it was. We selected this Fred Olsen 15 night cruise in to the Arctic Circle, with a real chance, we calculated, of seeing Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, something I've always fancied.

I see this as a temporary posting as this blog was only ever intended to pass on our motorhoming experiences, but hey, maybe just maybe, there's someone out there actually seriously contemplating spending their hard earned money on this same cruise next year.

Secondly it will give me the opportunity to try a different layout with the blog. This will be reading always from the bottom to the top of the page. The drawback being you then have to go back down to the bottom to select 'Earlier' or 'Later' to change pages. I have drawn this to Simplesites' attention and they have assured me they will look at my suggested modification to the software come the next upgrade.

In the meantime... hail me hearties... suffer along with I!