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June 30th 2016
Published: June 30th 2016
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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
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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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on our walk into city
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Nice looking homes
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Waterways everywhere
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Waterways
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Around the bay area, lovely homes
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Grand statues
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Looks very Russian
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Markets, selling smoked fish from her little boat!
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Food market, all the berries!
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More waterways
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Uspensky Cathedral
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View from Uspensky Cathedral
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Neoclassical design!
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Bear meat!!!
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Expensive steaks
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Lovely buildings
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Enjoying a nice cold beer!
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Great beers and nice people!


30th June 2016

Hi there guys
Mmmmmm bear meat!!!! Hard to get my head around that one.....but I wonder what it tastes like???? Helsinki also looks very clean and well manicured with beautiful buildings xxxxxx we are off to St Leonards for the weekend.....very freezing cold here...but love being snuggled at the beach house in the winter :)

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