Baltic Capitals cruise aboard mv Funchal, 9-20 May 2005.


Baltic Capitals Cruise on mv Funchal, 9th to 29th May 2005 .<br />Classic International Cruises - www.classicintcruises.co.uk Copenhagen meeting Anne's Spejderskolen  friends (& husbands) from 1948/49.<br />Sus, Bent and Anne. Birtha, Benthe, & Birgit. Henrik, Malle, Bodil, Asta, & Birtha. Anne. Peder, Benthe, Mads, Sus, Malle, Bent, & Henrik. Birtha who flew from Norway to join us at our meeting in the Danish Scout HQ in Copenhagen. Malle & Bent. The new Opera House in Copenhagen. Entrance to the new Opera House in Copenhagen. Inside the new Opera House in Copenhagen. Sunset whilst sailing between Copenhagen and Stockholm. The warship Vasa, lost 1628, raised 1961, preserved in the museum in Stockholm. View in Sigtuna, the ancient capital of Sweden. View in Sigtuna, the ancient capital of Sweden. View in Sigtuna, the ancient capital of Sweden. The original Town Hall and Square in Sigtuna, the ancient capital of Sweden. Savjarvi Manor Stud at Sibbo in Finland.<br />See website at  www.savijarvigard.com Mrs. Simonsen of Savjarvi Manor Stud at Sibbo in Finland. Savjarvi Manor Stud at Sibbo in Finland.<br />See website at  www.savijarvigard.com Savjarvi Manor Stud at Sibbo in Finland.<br />See website at  www.savijarvigard.com Afternoon tea at Savjarvi Manor House at Sibbo in Finland. Savjarvi Manor Stud at Sibbo in Finland.<br />See website at  www.savijarvigard.com Uspenski Cathedral in Helsinki, Finland. Leaving Helsinki. The Russian battleship Aurora whose foregun signalled the start of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution by firing a blank shot in St. Petersburg. St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Souvenir sellers outside St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg. The Church of the spilled blood also known as the Church of the Resurrection, where Alexander II was assassinated. Evening concert of Russian folklore dancers and singers at the St. Petersburgh hotel. Evening concert of Russian folklore dancers and singers at the St. Petersburgh hotel. Evening concert of Russian folklore dancers and singers at the St. Petersburgh hotel. Evening concert of Russian folklore dancers and singers at the St. Petersburgh hotel. Evening concert of Russian folklore dancers and singers at the St. Petersburgh hotel. Finale of the evening concert of Russian folklore dancers and singers accompanied by the balalaika orchestra at the St. Petersburgh hotel. The song festival amphitheatre in Kadriorg park, Tallinn, Estonia. Accommadates 20,000 singers. Anne with the bronze statue of the architect of the song festival amphitheatre. The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Talllinn Old Town, Estonia. Toompea Castle in Tallinn, now the residence of the Estionian Parliament on the square opposite the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Mel and Nancy Keenan with Anne as our cruise ship leaves Tallinn. Leaving Tallinn. The medieval church at Masterby, on the Swedish island tour of Gotland. The medieval church at Masterby, on the Swedish island tour of Gotland. The 60 acre community meadow we visited in Gotland. Orchids and other spring flowers in the 60 acre community meadow we visited in Gotland. A huge silver birch burr in the 60 acre community meadow we visited in Gotland. Traditional fencing in the 60 acre community meadow we visited in Gotland. More traditional fencing in the 18th century fishing village of Gnisvard in Gotland. A bronze age burial site circa 600 BC for cremated Viking remains in the form of a ship. The same bronze age burial site circa 600 BC for cremated Viking remains in the form of a ship. Hogklint near Visby in Gotland. This was one of the highest points on this limestone island. The medieval city walls of Visby in Gotland. Part of the old walled town of Visby. The initial medeival watch tower of the city walls of Visby in Gotland. 36 towers remain. Almedalen park outside the city walls of Visby. Almedalen park outside the city walls of Visby. Our tender returning us to mv Funchal moored in the bay at Visby. Our tender returning us to mv Funchal moored in the bay at Visby. Our Russian waiter Alexander from the Black Sea area carrying in the flaming baked Alaska in the darkened restauraunt at the Captain's farewell dinner on 17th May 2005. Edward, Melvin, Nancy and Anne at the Captain's farewell dinner. Mel dancing with Christina in the Gama lounge. Christina was the Roumanian politics student working as a singer with Nick playing the keyboard. Entering the Kiel canal in Germany. Sailing through the Kiel canal. The 61 mile long canal links the Baltic and North Seas Our ship passing a container ship in the Kiel canal. Our cabin No.15 on mv Funchal. Nancy and Anne. Edward and Melvin. John Wright of Plane Castle near Stirling. Website http://www.historic-uk.com/StayUK/Scotland/Stirling/Castles/PlaneCastle.htm The flags flying when sailing in the Tay estuary heading for Dundee are from left to right:-<br />Euro flag, Classic International Cruises shipping line flag, the yellow signal flag requesting Customs clearance, the red and white flag signalling that a Pilot is on board and in charge, and the Union Jack, but where is the Saltire? Returning home to Dundee in Scotland with the Saltire flying.