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Baltic , Norway , Iceland and the U.K. on the Zuiderdam 2019 with photos

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When I met my wife in 1976 the lilacs were in bloom . When drove back to Florida I took a bloom home as a car scent and so I still associate that smell with her . The lilacs were in bloom outside of the wall .

 

 

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And so was the Baltica festival

 

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It included music and Folk dancing

 

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and donuts !  Thumbs up for Tallin , Baltica and Donuts .

 

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We have a lot of photos edited and ready to post as soon as Photobucket and or Cruise Critic will allow us to .Until then can we suggest 2 other threads with lots of photos . 

 

If you are thinking of going to St. Petersburg here's our video of when the fountains come on in Peterhoff 

 

 

 

Our thread about St. Petersburg ,Russia

 

And our last visit to the Baltic in 2016 on the Celebrity Eclipse

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

 

 

 

 

The Zuiderdam

 

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The NCL Pearl

 

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The Pearl sail away

 

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Success! All the pics have magically appeared for me. Those “sunset” pics are stunning.

 

Thank you for not giving up on PB.

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Something that we missed this time from our previous visit to Tallin was a balloon ride

 

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We had hoped to get a balloon cam shot of the Zuiderdam . Will you settle for the Eclipse ?

 

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1 minute ago, cat shepard said:

Success! All the pics have magically appeared for me. Those “sunset” pics are stunning.

 

Thank you for not giving up on PB.

 

Our previous photos are still missing from page # 3 so we are making smaller posts . We did love the clear weather that night but our best sunset came later ,  on our last night at sea .

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34 minutes ago, scubacruiserx2 said:

 

Our previous photos are still missing from page # 3 so we are making smaller posts . We did love the clear weather that night but our best sunset came later ,  on our last night at sea .

How strange. All the links have been replaced by pics for me.

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29 minutes ago, cat shepard said:

How strange. All the links have been replaced by pics for me.

 

Us too , so we're glad about that !

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Yay!  I can see all the pictures now!  Thank you.  I just love this one:

 

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  • Love the sail boat flower pots. Thanks for your posts brings back memories.

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6 hours ago, *Miss G* said:

Yay!  I can see all the pictures now!  Thank you.  I just love this one:

 

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That one was from the balloon after it rained so it looks misty

1 hour ago, erewhon said:

Super photos,  beautiful sunset shots, thank you.

 

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32 minutes ago, ski ww said:
  • Love the sail boat flower pots. Thanks for your posts brings back memories.

 

We did too !

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We were surprised to see The Other Side Gastro Pub  listed in the port guide . We know the owner and he had sold the place and moved back to the US in 2013 . We had hoped to see them while in town .

 

Its very crowded and shallow in the Gulf of Finland an you have to pass through the floodgates to get to SPB .

 

 

 

Our terminal

 

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The Viking Sun

 

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The Celebrity warning

 

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Because our Russian Visas had expired we had to wait until 8:30 to get off the ship .

 

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We found the owner of the Other Side, Doug Pullar . This is when we first met in 2009 . Were sorry HAL but they are closed in SPB.

 

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We met our guide Irina and driver Nickoli and headed out to Peterhof

 

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We had requested a stop at St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Peterfof

 

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Unfortunately they were working on the out side and with a service going on inside we could't take photos

 

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So we walked down to the upper gardens of Peterhof

 

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It's nice and quite there before you enter the busyness of the upper gardens .

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31 minutes ago, Squire5000 said:

Great photos! What camera gear are you using?

 

Thank you . I use a Canon 6D and SL 1 . Also a Sony  RX - 100 III pocket cam .

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At the main cascade for the fountains coming on 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for a trick rock that turns the fountain on

 

 

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After a couple more shots we went away from the cascade

 

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Some people ride the hydrofoil back to the city but we were going to stop for lunch and a Metro ride

 

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We went to Красный кабачок for lunch which means Red or Beautiful Tavern in Peterhof

 

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We had Khachapuri which is a Georgian cheese bread

 

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Dolma or stuffed grape leaves

 

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and of course Borscht

 

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They were all delicious .

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