This photo series is a combination of my original 7-post blog story on our North Sea Cruise. Why seven parts? you ask. One for each member of our party? No, there were only five of us, unless you counted me three times, but that doesn’t make sense at all. You might think seven posts, one for each of the seven seas. I say no way, Bubba. We only visited the North Sea. So now you’re thinking seven posts for the seven wonders of the world then. Wrong again, you. I just said we went to the North Sea, and there ain’t none of the seven wonders up there. I’ll tell you why there were seven posts. Seven posts for seven ports: Amsterdam, Cork, Dublin, Belfast, Alesund, Flam, and Bergen. What an itinerary! We encircled the island of Great Britain on our way through the harrowed waters of the North Sea. Twenty foots swells, horizontal rain, limitless booze. Text book cruising. Along the way we kissed the Blarney Stone, sampled international wines, explored the Norwegian Fjords and realized that if rains a lot in this part of the world. I also learned my novel, The Legend of Vinny Whiskers was getting published.