It’s 2011 and Pete and are enjoying travelling. We planned to fly to Amsterdam, where we would spend four nights. Then we’d fly to Copenhagen and join the Norwegian Sun for a nine-day Baltic cruise, returning to Copenhagen. After two nights in Copenhagen we’d fly to New York for three nights. We’d catch a train to Washington and spend four nights there before flying across the country to San Francisco for three nights. From there, we were headed home via Los Angeles. Trains ‘n boats ‘n planes.
Around the world in a bit less than a month
We’re off to Amsterdam via Frankfurt for the first stage of our journey
It’s always nice to mooch around this wonderful city.
A distant relo takes us to parts we haven’t seen and we look visit the Amsterdam Museum
We fly to Copenhagen, then make our way to join the Norwegian Sun for our Baltic cruise. Our first port of call is Warnemunde in what was East Germany.
We spend a day in Tallinn, the beautiful capital of Estonia
St Petersburg – a jewel of the north
We start a 2-day visit of St Petersburg with a visit to Catherine’s Palace, then a canal cruise
Not every hermitage is a mountain cave
We visit the vast Hermitage museum
Next stop – Helsinki where we learn about the Winter War.
A slice of 17th century maritime history
We go ashore at Nynashamn, then take a bus to Stockholm, where we visit the Vasa Museum
We stay two nights in Copenhagen and buy a new suitcase
We rrive in the USA and get acquainted with this huge city
We set off for a day of exploring, starting with a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty
We have a morning stroll around the quirky bits of the city then enjoy an afternoon with a friend
We take an Amtrak train to Washington through a countryside full of surprises – and an unexpected walk along the railway track
Aircraft, spaceships, nebulae – oh my
We visit the National Air and Space Museum and then some of the sights. Including a mall and Walmart
The Natural History museum and a bit more Washington
Fossils and minerals – then a visit to the Capitol building and the parks round about
We fly from Washington to San Francisco via Detroit
We visit Fisherman’s Wharf and discover the vagaries of a mjor hotel on a weekend