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Published: June 30th 2016
Our harbour walk into the city centre
The weather has been extremely kind, 20 degrees here today and just beautiful to walk around. We are docked quite a way out of town, even though there are docking ports close into the city centre. Walked from where we are docked into the city centre around the bay area, 6klms in, very peaceful and tranquil! Still can't believe with their climate here they are a very big boating nation, hundreds of boats big and small. Went through the local markets both foods and handcraft goods, great area and even saw bear meat for sale! Poor little bears! All sorts of meats here for sale, big hunting nation as well! Helsinki has a really nice feel to it, up and down dale around the city area, it has a lot of Russian feel to it since it was ruled by the Russians for 100 years and Helsinki was remodelled to resemble St Petersburg, will see, in St Petersburg tomorrow! Sites such as Senate Square, Uspensky Cathedral and Helsinki Cathedral were all built during their reign. Loved all these sites! To finish the day off found a great little micro brewery, we do know how to sniff these places out, called Tommy
Lots of outdoor cafes
Knocker Brewery, Colorado.....great beers and nice people too! Only $7.50 each beer! Bit better than Stockholm! Early day today have to be back on board at 4.30 and head to St Petersburg tomorrow for two gruelling days, we hope so! So much to see there!
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