Trip Start Jul 24, 2013
19Trip End Aug 06, 2013
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Todays weather is cool and overcast but it appears to be warming up. I just got the internet and saw some of your comments about yesterday's blog. All I've got say is "I are a gentleman . . . er I was a gentlemen for a few moments, at least".
We arrived in Uglich and were greeted by a young "maiden" as the picture shows. Uglich was rumoured to be founded in 973 but the oldest records date back only to 1149. On the way in we saw a number of churches and public buildings. We ran the gauntlet of about 300 yards of souvenir booths, successfully I might add however we were not so lucky on our return to the ship
Dmitry (who was very young and should have been a Czar) was murdered when he was 11 years old. Thus the name of the Church where he was killed. We did tour two musems, both former churches with the first one holding a temporary exhibit and the second one a permanent exhibit inside. This second museum's main feature was virtually the entire inside was painted with Frescoes. It also had an all metal floor meaning you could not b in it during a thunder storm. It was truly beautiful.
We also entered a hall where a Male Choir sang two songs for us, the lord's prayer in Russian and a folk song. They were very good!
As I mentioned earlier, we did stop at numerous booths on returning to the ship and came close to purchasing an oil colour painting by a local artist, but it was not to be. We did purchase a lovely round table cloth for our dining room table at home.
We left Uglich through a lock that has a beautiful arch that the cruise ships go through. AT 3:00 pm we received the details concerning disembarkation and transfers to our airport. Looks like a 5:30 am start for us. At 6:00 pm was the Captains Champagne Party followed by a wonderful Captain's Dinner. After dinner we walked up to the Melody Lounge where we listened to a fabulous Jazz Sax player and a vocalist. We very much enjoyed our time with our new friends Charlie & Martha from North Carolina and Melvyn & Lynn from Nottingham, England.
Moscow awaits us . . .