With this cruise starting and finishing in Copenhagen, we wanted to spend some time in that city and we had also been in contact with Gary’s cousin Nicola about the possibility of her meeting us there either before or after the cruise. For Nicola it would be approximately a two hour flight from London. It worked out for her to meet us after the cruise, so we spent a bit of time coordinating what we’d do before and after the cruise in Copenhagen. It was nice to plan the possibilities in the weeks leading up to the trip.
Our flight was scheduled to leave Toronto on Monday June 28 at 5:15pm, but our preparation began the day before to make Monday a bit more relaxed. The flight to Copenhagen was smooth and the only complaint about the flight was that Gary’s entertainment screen wasn’t functioning, and even that may have been a blessing - with him taking the opportunity to sleep through the night rather than watch movies. In the end Gary slept about 5 hours and Linda about 3 hours (with a working entertainment system, that is) on the way to the Danish capital. The early Tuesday morning approach into Copenhagen Airport gave us a good view of the impressive Oresund Bridge that links Denmark with Sweden - fortunately, we were on the left side of the plane to be able to see it.
Our flight touched down about 8:00am in Copenhagen. The process to clear customs was very efficient, and we were waiting at the baggage carousel before any of the luggage from our flight appeared. In due course we spotted our two larger bags and then waited and waited for the third to appear. When almost all of the bags had been removed we resigned ourselves to the fact that bag number three wasn’t arriving. We checked the luggage tag numbers on the two we had received to report the non-arriving bag and it was only then we realized that a black bag with its handle partially raised was still on the carousel....yes, our third bag. Neither of us had recognized the shape of the handle pulled slightly out of the bag as it passed by likely several times. We laughed as we collected bag three off the nearly empty carousel and noted that our black bag maybe needed something slightly more distinctive than a black luggage tag! With all bags in hand, we made our way to the taxi stand and within thirty minutes we were safely delivered to the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel. We had arrived.
WHITEonline is the digital home of Gary & Linda White. We’ve been married since 1980 and live just outside Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Linda was born and raised in Toronto while Gary was born in London, England and moved to Canada at the age of 11. We enjoy travelling and taking photos while we travel. WHITEonline provides the opportunity to share some of our photos & experiences.