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Postcard #2 Edges of Britain--Dublin, Anglesey and Isle of Man

In Dublin, Aegean Odyssey tied up near the mouth of the River Liffey, almost in the center of the city. A walk of less then two blocks brought us to the Red Line Trolley and easy access to much of central Dublin. This exemplifies one of the advantages of smaller ships: they can often dock or anchor in more convenient locations than larger vessels. ...

Our least favorite thing about Britain? Heathrow Airport. Our arrival this time merely reinforced our opinions. We waited on the tarmac for a gate to open. Though customs and immigration were reasonably efficient, we walked for what seemed like a mile lugging our carry-on bags. The checked luggage took forever to appear on the carousel.  Arriv...
 Helsinki and Stockholm Approaching Helsinki on a bright sunny morning, we watched rocky, evergreen-studded islands drift by our ship. Cool temperatures, a light breeze, and drifting scattered clouds welcomed us to Finland's capital and largest city. Nautica, tied to the dock in the city center, allowed us an easy walk off the ship and time to...
Saint Petersburg  Gliding past rusted and abandoned factories, shipyards and piers, Nautica approached the city through what appeared to be the wreckage of Soviet-era industrialization. But when we tied-up at our birth along Leytenanta Shimidta Embankment in the Neva River we felt surrounded by the Baroque former Russian Imperial capital. And ...