Yesterday we enjoyed a ‘sea day’ on our cruise ship. Unfortunately, I’ve picked up a cold and so I have not been very energetic. The kids have made up for it! They tackled table tennis, the rock climbing wall, a death defying trip around the ropes course at the top of the ship (Tim chickened out half way through), basketball, bowling (Matthew), the water slides and pool, as well as ate their way through mountains of food.
Today we rolled into Tallin, Estonia. The rain poured down this morning, so we all donned ponchos (the Anderson tribe minus Josh who was too cool for one) and raincoats (the more sensible option that Mum and Dad brought with them). There were many jokes and no appreciation for the person who made us bring ponchos (me), as most of us ripped them while putting them on. Tim managed to lose his arm entirely.
Thankfully, the rain quickly stopped, and so we wandered around the lovely old town. Tallin was not bombed in WWII, and so there are masses of beautiful old buildings. There are many remnants of the original town wall dating back to the 1300s. We climbed up a tower inside a church to view the town, and could see our enormous ship in the distance.
I’m currently typing this from the cruise ship terminal where there is free wifi, and we need to go in for lunch. I’ll might have more if a chance to use the Internet tomorrow in St Petersburg. Sorry about the lack of photos- too hard to load turn on with limited internet.