Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Day One: Pirates
Day one of our little trip was all about pirates; the one and only highly commercial Norwegian pirate show and money-maker Kaptein Sabeltann. Looking through the eyes of a 4 year old (and cutest pirate ever) finally seeing his hero alive (sort of) it was totally worth the time and effort and even quite magical for us grown up as well.
The show starts at 23:00 (11 pm) when it’s getting dark, and sitting there with so many people waiting for the music to start and the pirate ship to arrive was exciting. Never mind the hard wood benches with no back rest, the fear of heights (mine), a little one already 3 hours past his bedtime; we had seating pads, fleece blankets (think gigantic light blue IKEA fleece monster), popcorn and good company.
I was too busy enjoying the moment to take pictures during the show but I can tell you there was a beautiful pirate ship, singing, dancing, ghosts, pirates (no surprise huh!), lots of people running around, a few funny jokes, some quite good music, some not so good, fighting, smoke, noise and a really really amazing light show. Grandson thought it was scary at times, but we made it through to the end and were back at the hotel around 01:30. A long and fun day indeed.
My parents are arriving today, so I’ll be posting more pictures if I have some free time during their visit; otherwise I’ll be back on Monday.