Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stockholm and Days at Sea

Our last port of call for this adventure will be Stockholm, Sweden.  Stockholm is a city built from 14 islands connected by over 50 bridges.  We'll spend the day in Old Town before going to Sigtuna which is in the countryside outside Stockholm, and then have lunch while we are there. Both Rick Steves and Samantha Brown have episodes of Stockholm which are full of information about the area. 

When we leave from Stockholm, we'll have two and a half days at sea as we make our way from the Baltic back across the North Sea returning to Dover.  The sea days will be especially welcome after four port-intense days in St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Stockholm.  Plus we'll likely need those two days for laundry and repacking before returning to London. 

One of the things we enjoy the most about cruising is the whole unpack once but get to visit several ports.  We always view cruising as a sampler of ports, giving us a chance to see them and decide if there's a particular area we'd like to go back and visit again, only the next time by land.  We are looking forward to doing the same with this cruise and sharing our adventures with our readers along the way.

On a personal note, several have asked if we'll be posting pictures. Unfortunately we won't be able to post pictures while we're abroad, but once we return, we'll be posting pictures and more detailed information here.  And thank you all so much for your "bon voyage"s and well wishes for this adventure. It's hard to believe it's been two years in the planning and it's time to embark.

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