Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Cruise, Day 5: At Sea

Between Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, we’ve been in the Baltic Sea, resting for the next 5 days of go-go-go.

Resting, my eye! Our days at sea have been every bit as busy as our excursions into the city, flitting from one scheduled event to the next.

Last night we attended a spectacular entertainment featuring Samantha Jay, a Welch lady who now lives in England. Talk about a talented musician! Oh my. For an hour she took our breath away as she segued from the oboe to the alto sax to the violin, back-n-forth. Worth a concert anywhere, if you ever hear of her.

Today we attended a seminar on Baltic Amber (with tips on how to spot a fake), followed by bingo, of course. After lunch we heard about Russia's history from an Armenian man, now from the U.S., who used to be an ambassador. Very informative (since we'll be in St. Petersburg in a couple more days).

This afternoon I tried to blogroll, but after 15 minutes of getting nowhere fast (slow boat to China!), and at $.33/minute, I gave up. I guess I’ll have to wait to visit y’all once I get on land, unless I’m lucky on another day. Thanks for understanding. In the meantime, I am able to read your comments and greatly appreciate all of you who are visiting and leaving comments. I feel greatly loved and “followed” :) And when I can't be connected, I'm PhotoShopping my photos, getting them ready for their albums.

The next 5 days we'll be in one port after the other, filling up each day with excursions to see everything we can see in the time allotted. Tomorrow is Stockholm....


  1. So much for rest. Enjoy. These pics are a treat.

    My great-grandmother worked her way across the Baltic on a cruise ship from Lithuania to Germany then steerage to Ellis Island.

    So - personal interest and enjoyment for me. Thank you!

  2. I have been following your travels with much envy, but also my happiness at the great time you're having!

  3. I'm a wee bit jealous, too! Such beautiful scenery and so much action.
    Can't wait to see all the pics when you get home.

  4. Wow,sounds like you'll be resting AFTER you get back. :-) Never a dull moment, eh?

  5. I was going to say exactly the same as Christina. I think you will need a rest after all that excitement! :-)

    But we keep following your adventure.

  6. I hope you didn't mind if I hadn't commented up to now. But I follow religiously your cruise. I went to Copenhagen and was also few feet from the Little Mermaid and recognize the flag and a mailbox but all the rest are new things.

  7. Hi,Ginnie.
    I’m glad to read your blog also today. And, I’m very glad you are fine. Marine blue, white clouds, and a horizon, all are very very very beautiful!!
    I also want to hear about Russia's history. I’m looking forward to St. Petersburg photos and news, OF COURSE, tomorrow’s Stockholm.


  8. I love that first photo of the water, just amazing! Glad you are busy and having lots of fun! And I ditto on the rest!

  9. I love that sea photo...of the wake I presume. I am glad you are having such a fun packed trip. Don't worry about us :)

  10. Cool indeed! Thanks for all your comments!