HOPPIN TO HELSINKI
Trip Start Aug 09, 2013
8Trip End Aug 20, 2013
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Yesterday afternoon we sailed into Helsinki. It was a beautiful warm day as we navigated between all the islands that guard the harbor of Helsinki. Many of the larger islands have old military fortresses on them where soldiers were garrisoned as late as the 50's. We sat out on deck and admired the beautiful view. We had dinner at "hot Rocks" on the pool deck. It was lovely. It started to rain as we finished dinner but we were under cover.
Today we awoke to a cold, rainy day. This is the Helsinki that I remember from our last visit. We boarded our bus and drove through the city seeing the various sites. No one was anxious to leave the bus, but we stopped at the Sebelius monument for pictures and quickly returned to the bus
We then went to the museum which was interesting but not spectacular and then to the Lutheran Church. Dennis, Ron and I walked back to the ship and left John and Michael to roam through the town. It was pouring once again by the time we returned to the ship.