Category: 2007

HOME-SWEET-HOME

Friday August 3, 2007 “We’re leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when we’ll be back again …” It seems a lifetime ago, not just two weeks ago, that we said goodbye to the Baltic. Not all our Mad...

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SWEDEN: STOCKHOLM

Thursday July 19, 2007 Our final port-of-call today was billed in our itinerary as “another of Europe’s most beautiful cities”. But it was misty and raining this morning as the Marco Polo made its approach to...

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ESTONIA: TALLIN

Wednesday July 18, 2007 Just when we thought we’d seen the best the Baltic has to offer, we’ve been surprised and delighted by yet another highlight: the stunningly-preserved walled capital of Estonia! Tallinn...

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RUSSIA: ST PETERSBURG – THE HERMITAGE

Tuesday July 17, 2007 (The Marco Polo’s Net Centre has been offline for the past day or two – not sure why – sorry for any delay in bringing you the next exciting chapter …) St Petersburg has been dubbed...

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FINLAND: HELSINKI

Sunday July 15, 2007 Misty rain gave the Finnish capital a wet, bedraggled look as the Marco Polo swept into the harbour – past old battlements set up yonks ago to protect the city from the Russians. Klaipeda to Helsinki...

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LITHUANIA: KLAIPEDA

Saturday July 14, 2007 Had a bit of a nothing-day yesterday – or an everything-day, depending how much you chose to do onboard ship – while we cruised from Copenhagen to Klaipeida (pronounced...

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DENMARK: COPENHAGEN

Thursday July 12, 2007 Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen Friendly old girl of a town ‘Neath her tavern light On this merry night Let us clink and drink one down To wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen Salty old queen of the sea...

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DENMARK: SKAGEN

Wednesday July 11, 2007 We found ourselves in Denmark today, at the northernmost tip of the Danish peninsula, where two seas (the Skagerrak and the Kattegat) meet. We’d dropped anchor off the lovely little town of Skagen...

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NORWAY: OSLO

Tuesday July 10, 2007 We sailed into Norway’s capital this morning, while we were still waking up and eating breakfast out on deck. Set at the head of the magnificent Oslofjord, Oslo (pronounced ‘Oos-low’) was...

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NORWAY: STAVANGER

Monday July 9, 2007 Following a somewhat rock-&-rolly night at sea, we sailed into yet another harbour on the Norwegian coast: Stavanger. We saw no sign of them, but those wild, woolly Vikings once fought historic battles...

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NORWAY: BERGEN

Sunday July 8, 2007 Had a day off today. When we motored into Bergen Harbour (at breakfast time) it was raining – and it’s been raining ever since. Steady, foggy, misty rain. Pretty common in this part of Norway,...

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