It was a sunny but cool morning this morning. When I first looked out we were in the process of backing into our parking space in Tallinn, Estonia. The breakfast buffet was really busy so we sat outside on the terrace and had our breakfast. It was a bit too cool for our liking but the sun made it bearable.
Our shore excursion was a morning one departing at 9.30am. It took us through the city to a few local landmarks and then to the upper old town. It is a six hectare site of really uneven cobblestones and old buildings. The centrepiece was the Russian Orthodox Church with the curved dome roofs. It is Sunday and there was a service in progress but we were allowed to enter if we were silent and took no photos. Another nearby church was not so accommodating and we could not enter. A brief downpour that seemed to come from nowhere caught us and we were fortunate to find shelter under an outdoor café umbrella and had a coffee whilst we waited it out. We continued on catching more snaps of the old city and also the wall that used to encircle the city.
We returned to the bus and returned to the ship. No wifi was to be found in our travels. We had a late lunch and a lazy afternoon on board. After dinner we saw two excellent shows back to back. The first was a Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute show by a group called the East Coast Boys. The auditorium was full to capacity. We then did a mad scramble through the crowd to get to an “unplugged” concert by one of the ship’s vocalists singing some covers but mostly her own material. She accompanied her singing on guitar and piano and sang a couple of duets with one of the other performers. Her name is Leigh Cara and she is very talented. We intend to check out her website www.leighcara.com upon our return. Her music is available on iTunes.