Baltic Adventures (Part III)

… Last time: St Petersburg.

Continuing the photo-blog of our Journey in the Baltic and surrounding countries this past June.

Helsinki Market Square – where we had a tasty lunch

From St Petersburg our ship took us back to Helsinki. Having already visited what for us was the main ‘must-do’ location – the Suomenlinna Sea Fortress – during our flight’s layover here last week (see Baltic Adventures I), we were free to simply wander around Helsinki’s core, soaking up its laid-back atmosphere on a beautiful sunny day.

 

Me, Sue and Phyllis at Riddarholmsfjärden in Stockholm, with the Västerbron bridge in the background.

The weather was anything but sunny during our ship’s extremely brief stop in Stockholm. We consoled ourselves with the knowledge we’d be returning by land a few days later (see next week’s blog), and did our best to ignore the rain and see as much of the city centre as possible during the few hours available to us.

 

 

 

Our final day onboard ship was spent at sea, heading back to Copenhagen through the southern part of the Baltic.

Windmills and an oil rig off the north German Baltic coast

We’d only had time for a fleeting glance at the Danish capital before boarding the ship, but now we had more than two whole days to explore the city! And explore we did, covering almost every street and attraction from the Tivoli Gardens in the south to the Citadel in the north, from Nørrebro in the west to Christianshavn in the east.

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the worlds second oldest amusement park – from left to right, me, Gravee, Bisckits and Portia.

Saying ‘hi’ to the Little Mermaid with Phyllis.

Outside Rosenborg Slot, King Christian IV’s favourite castle – I can see why.

Inside the 370-year-old Rundetaarn (Round Tower).

Disturbing underwater art.

Enjoying the sun and the sights at Copenhagen’s Nyhavn (New Harbour).

Rich told me that he and a friend visited Copenhagen back in the mid 1990s and weren’t impressed. I don’t know what they were thinking, because our time here in June was wonderful (as Rich agrees).

Next time: Back to Sweden and on to Norway…

 

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