We didn't wake up until almost 8:00 with the announcement of the tour departure
arrangements, and when we looked out we were already docked. One of the
advantages of Tallinn is that, although it is in a bay, you can get straight in from the
Baltic so docking is not a three and a half hour job like Stockholm. We were
not docked on the new pier where we were before, but the older dock.
I am not sure if there was only one pier here last year
and they have built another, or if there were two but I just didn't notice.
Anyway both were full today. It is more convenient where we are as the coaches
can get right up to the ship, so you don't have the long walk along the pier to the car
park. Not that we are affected, as we cancelled our Tallinn excursion and one
of our St Petersburg ones as, after Amsterdam, we have found we are not as fit as we need
We had a leisurely
breakfast up on the Panorama sun deck, although we were not alone, but it was much quieter
on the ship. Despite that, I couldn't get the TV schedule from the Sky TV site,
so couldn't set remote record for the serial we wanted (The Honourable Woman).
We have until Thursday to get it, otherwise we have to hope that we can get it from i-Player
when we get back, or have to wait for the DVD release. (Episodes 2 & 3 were
available but I found episode 1 under ALL. It is confusing but good, glad we
A quiet day today giving me a chance to catch up on my blogs. There
was a lot of ferry activity all day long with at least one of them making two
trips. Being on the starboard side, and facing out to sea, we had a good view
from our cabin of all the activity in the ferry part of the port. When it came
time to leave the captain announced that all the cruise ships were scheduled to leave at
the same time, but as we were ready we would be going first. Fortunately Aida
is not here to jump the gun on us.