A ferry trip to Tallinn, Estonia
27.06.2016 - 27.06.2016 21 °C
This morning we drove over to the Silja ferry terminal and caught the "Super Star" ferry over to Tallinn, Estonia. This is our 14th country on this trip. This is a two-hour ferry ride.
Reta took pictures from an outside deck of a few of the islands we passed on our way out of Helsinki harbour.
When we arrived at Tallinn the weather was grey and foggy. We had lunch at a burger restaurant. We then found our way to the "old town" and a few shopping centres. After lunch we had continual rain, so it was not fun visiting the market stalls which sell crafts, but we did our best.
We stopped in a restaurant for a drink and decided to return to the ferry terminal.
When we got to the terminal we found that a ferry was heading for Helsinki. It was not the ferry we had booked passage on but a ferry belonging to the same company. We were able to transfer our tickets to the earlier ferry.
We spotted this "royal" couple posing with ferry passengers as we walked to our ferry.
After boarding the ferry we went to the shops and picked up a few items and then went to one of the better restaurants on board the ferry and had a great steak supper.
We found a place to sit in one of the lounges. The rest of the passengers in that lounge were focusing on a soccer game between Spain and Italy. Italy was winning 1 to 0 when our ferry docked. We found out on the internet after we got back to our apartment that Italy won 2 to nil. Spain was the European Champion for the last eight years and have now been deposed. Quite a "feather in the cap" for the Italy team.
We had one problem when we got off the ferry. We were at the "Olympiad" terminal and our car was at the "western" terminal. We had thought of walking back to our car but as it was pouring rain we chose to hire a taxi. That was certainly the best decision as it turns out that these terminals are three kilometres (45 minute walk) apart and it would have been very miserable in the rain.
So now we are back in our apartment and dry and warm.