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... The massive boat makes a last sharp turn and finally docks.
Packed and loaded we take a tram, and I talk with the driver, a very blond lady from Greece, who grew up in Rhodos. She was born in Finland. Now with 2 children, she realizes that schools in Greece are very bad. "You need to hire private teachers in the evening, or your kids have no chance in life!"
So she moved back to Finland.
After she let's us off with a cheery ...
... of people on it either so there was no problem finding somewhere to sit. I caught up on a few diary entries and we listened to a band at the nightclub for a while.
Most of the trip was spent amongst the islands off Sweden and Finland. There are hundreds, if not thousands of them. There was only a very short period of time while ...
The last stop was the Seurasaari open-air museum. I've always been a big fan of open-air museums, which typically contain structures from 'the old times', often staffed by people in period costumes. The setting for this one was on the water (nearly everything is on the water!) in a lovely forest. This one seemed kind of forlorn to me, or maybe it was just too cold to be tramping around in the woods. It was mildly ...
... let me pick a furry key chain for my bag, very lovely! We then had something to eat at one of the stalls. There were these little fried fish (similar to whitebait) and we shared the mixed seafood plate that had these, salmon and calamari rings. We started following the old interesting buildings starting with Uspenski Cathedral and Tulli-ja Pakkahuone. We climbed up to Uspenski Cathedral on the way back for some nice views. Uspenski Cathedral was completed in 1868 ...
... is of evenly sawn granite.
The interior repeats the shades of the most common type of stone in Finland, granite, in shades of red, mauve and grey.
The rock walls are stunning to look at, the colours giving a soft warm glow in the sunlight.
Heading back to ship they saw the 3 large Ice breaker ships used every winter in the harbour.
They would be fantastic to see in action.
They returned to the ship ...