Artist discovers £1,000 for charity

//Artist discovers £1,000 for charity

harley1.jpgThere is no question that the Norwegian fjords are among the most picturesque destinations in the world. No less an authority than National Geographic says so, and they keep drawing me back again and again – as I write this I am sailing down Romsdalfjord on board P&O’s Adonia.
The weather for our day in Andalsnes could not have been more perfect; early-morning mist was soon burned away by the sun and the thermometer at the foot of the Troll Wall – Europe’s highest rock cliff – was showing 21 degrees C at 4.00 p.m.
Others are inspired by the scenery, too, and artist Harley Crossley – who was here a few days ago on MV Discovery – painted a view of the ship leaving a fjord and then auctioned it to a grateful passenger, raising £1,000 for a charity which caters for the disabled.
Crossley, who has some of his maritime paintings on display on board Cunard criuise ships, donated his painting in aid of Discovery’s chosen charity, House With No Steps. It was bought by passenger Jeremy Smith.
Discovery sailed from Harwich to visit Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Kristiansund, Leknes, Narvik, Andalsnes, and Lerwick in the Shetlands.

Pictured, l to r: Jeremy Smith, Harley Crossley, and hotel director Eddie Thomson

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:02+00:00 26 August 2011|Cruise Ships|0 Comments

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John Honeywell is a travel writer specialising in cruise ships and cruise travel. Winner of CLIA UK's Contribution to Cruise award 2017.

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