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So today is Day 4 here in Vladivostok and we don't have much to report yet.
We've established contact with the Shipping Company and we have a Customs Agent. The boat still hasn't arrived (we think) - we've been told various dates but the latest seems to be 30th March.
So far, we've been walking around Vladivostok, spending a lot …
... in fact, we don't know when it arrived, but that it did eventually arrive.
On our arrival in Vladivostok, we located the Silver Wind Shipping Office - which wasn't called Silver Wind any more because it had been sold, but they eventually located a Customs Agent for us in Vladivostok - Yuri & Sveta from Links-Ltd.
So, they came around to the hotel to meet us and we gave them the inventory - and they said "Oh no, you won't need that" ...
... the scaffolding around 7 a.m. but they passed by fairly quickly and then we didn’t hear them again so we managed to sleep a bit later. Then down for breakfast and it’s always a bit odd to no longer recognize anyone in the room. It is amazing how much you come to enjoy seeing the other tour members and having someone else to talk to at a meal.
So, in the end, we do nothing else in Vladivostok ...
... He promptly turned around and headed up there with me in tow. In his mid-30s Sasha (yes another wonderful Sasha!) ended up showing my around town til well after 1am! What a guy! A star of Vladi and a man with a gentle heart.
The sunset though from Eagles Nest lookout (a little tricky to find) was spectacular, with 360 degree views of the winding and convolute bays of the Primoyre peninsular (on which Vladivostok - ...
... too. The base commander certainly was proud of the installation and his place in history as one of the commanders.
Too soon we are back into the taxis and race back to the ferry dock. We can’t miss our ferry or we wait a couple of hours for the next one. No problem as it is just pulling up to the dock when we arrive. I find a slightly better seat this time and we start the ride back to ...
We're staying here for a week and are very happy with our room - it is very spacious and beds are relatively comfortable. Staff are super friendly and it's a great location - easy to walk everywhere.
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