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Baltic , Iceland , Norway and the U.K. on a cruise

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London

 

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Tallin

 

 

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Saint Petersburg

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Helsinki

 

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Stockholm

 

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Berlin

 

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Kiel

 

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Copenhagen

 

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Bergen

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Alesund

 

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Seydisfjordur

 

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Akureyri

 

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Isafjordur

 

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Reykjavik

 

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Lerwick

 

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Invergordon

 

 

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Particularly enjoyed the picture from Seydisfjordur !

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19 minutes ago, gnome12 said:

Particularly enjoyed the picture from Seydisfjordur !

 

Thanks . We saw puffins in 3 places and that one was our favorite .

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14 hours ago, gnome12 said:

Particularly enjoyed the picture from Seydisfjordur !

 

Did you take this photo yourself ? Unbelievable! Other photos are also great ...

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23 minutes ago, CrazyJess said:

 

Did you take this photo yourself ? Unbelievable! Other photos are also great ...

 

Yes we took all the photos .

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Fantastic! My congratulations!!! If it’s not a professional secret…  what camera do you use?

Jess

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We left MIA flying on a British Air 747-400 for our  first transatlantic flight on BA .

We were flying Business Class on the upper deck which seats only 20 passengers

 

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It has an unusual seating arrangement where one rides forward and the next seat backward facing each other .

 

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My seat facing my wife's seat and my foot rest

 

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Seat instructions

 

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2 minutes ago, CrazyJess said:

Fantastic! My congratulations!!! If it’s not a professional secret…  what camera do you use?

 

Jess

 

 

I use a Canon 6 D Canon usually with a telephoto for the bird shots . A Canon SL 1 with a wide angle for landscapes or closer shots and a Sony RX 100 model III for food , video and interiors like the airplane . It's a small pocket camera that's easy to use .

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The aft facing seats have 4 windows and 3 storage bins .

 

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If you need to walk or go to the bathroom and the other person is sleeping or has their legs on the foot rest you may have to step over their outstretched legs ( not my wife's legs but another passenger's legs ). They did take our dinner order before leaving the ground but they said that they were out of beef already .

 

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But they did have wine .

 

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The Rolls Royce engines make a unique sound like the old Flash Gordon space ship .

 

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We could see the Port of Miami with a cruise ship leaving the port .

 

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A snack

 

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Leek and Potato soup

 

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The Salmon was OK

 

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As a Florida native I've had a lot of Key Lime pies before but never one like this

 

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When entering London they didn't stamp our passport . Our driver was waiting for us and took us to the Double Tree by Hilton . We arrived at 8:30 in the morning and our room wasn't ready so we had something to eat in the bar . I saw this car across the street and could't resist taking a photo for the grandsons .

 

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Our assigned room had a view of the river .

 

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We headed out  to our favorite Fish & Chips shop 

 

 

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A number of temporary shops have obscured the entrance to the shop

 

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The old fire station

 

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Gotta go ?

 

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We didn't sleep well on the plane so we tried to take a nap but it was noisy in the hotel . We walked down to the Lambeth Bridge and along the river .

 

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We did notice somebody napping on the bench who was more successful then we were

 

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The Tate Britain is where we had a nice visit on our last Baltic cruise 3 years ago

 

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What a wonderful itinerary - sounds like you had a fantastic time. Your photos are excellent - thanks for sharing.

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Disappointed not to see a photo of the plane lavatory. That was a highlight from the Antarctica trip!

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1 hour ago, puppycanducruise said:

Great pictures. 

Loved the puffin and the pony!

Thanks for posting.

 

Thank you . Yeah , Pat wanted to bring them home .

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1 hour ago, dogs4fun said:

What a wonderful itinerary - sounds like you had a fantastic time. Your photos are excellent - thanks for sharing.

 

We originally booked the 14 day cruise first and later decided to add the Baltic . Thanks . we're glad that you're enjoying the photos .

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44 minutes ago, kaisatsu said:

Disappointed not to see a photo of the plane lavatory. That was a highlight from the Antarctica trip!

 

It was the best seat in the house . If it's any consultation I have a nice photo of a 787 Dreamliner rest room if you would to see that .

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We had a nice dinner at the White Swan on Vauxhall

 

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After dinner this group serenaded us on the Vauxhall Bridge

 

 

 

 

The rock that doesn't roll

 

 

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The view from the elevator landing

 

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The next morning after breakfast we walked down to the London Eye where we had a morning reservation . We were surprised to see that part of Parliament building and Big Ben were encased .

 

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From the bridge we got a good view of the Eye .

 

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The Eye wasn't operating when we got there so we hung out for a bit .

 

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When it began running we got in line and noticed that they were stopping the wheel to make some repairs every few minutes .

 

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It usually runs non stop and you have to jump on or off as it is moving . It take about an hour per cycle . At last we were on .

 

 

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Saint Paul's Cathedral sits at the highest point in the city 

 

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A shot of the clock tower from a previous visit

 

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Exiting the Eye

 

 

 

 

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Buckingham Palace

 

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We weren't alone on the tour boat

 

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Bridge with a view

 

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London Bridge ....

 

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The Tower of London

 

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The Tower Bridge . Most of the people got off here but we were headed to Greenwich

 

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