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BALTIC CRUISE - STOCKHOLM

Date: 10th September 2009

STOCKHOLM

What a lovely city this is - quite stunning and very clean.  I was meeting up with a friend for lunch - we'd not met for nearly 20 years - so I gave the sightseeing a miss.

Jonathan lunched with us and then went off to view some of the sights.  He did manage to go to the Museum housing the Vasa - a 17th Century Warship which sunk on it's maiden voyage and was only raised to the surface in the 1960's.  Amazing restoration work has been carried out and it's incredible to think that so much carving and decoration was made on a Warship.   J took many photos so some will make their way into the Gallery in due course.  He also declared that he was in love with Stockholm and would like to live there.  My son's grandmother Veslemoy  is Norwegian but Jonathan doesn't speak the language so I think he might find it a trifle difficult to cope!!!  I must say that I would be tempted to live in Stockholm or Oslo were I younger and could earn a living there.  One big downside is that both Sweden and Norway are very expensive countries in which to live.

The majority of passengers had been asleep when the Commodore threaded his way through the multitudinous islands on our approach to Stockholm.  But Sailaway in the evening sun was absolutely gorgeous.  I joined Jonathan on deck for a glass of wine, a bit of a bop to the music and took dozens of photos of the beautiful islands we passed.  It was also interesting to see the Liners behind us - queueing  up like a row of buses.

BALTIC CRUISE - STOCKHOLM

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