Spirit of Adventure blog
Greetings, blog readers!
Captain Kim here again, this time back on Spirit of Adventure, to continue our adventures…
We set off from Southampton on a fine Wednesday evening, and what followed were two blissful days at sea where – quite unusually – the North Sea treated us to sunshine and rippled waters.
These days at sea afforded everyone time to settle in and find their way around the ship before our first port of Gothenburg. Another glorious morning dawned on us as we weaved in between the rocky outcrops on passage into the harbour.
Canals, squares, fountains, island archipelagos, botanical gardens and much more awaited everyone’s exploration here, whether it be by organised tour or on your own. Exhausted and sun-kissed, everyone returned shortly before supper in time for us to sail to our next port of Stockholm, with a relaxing day at sea in between to prepare.
Stockholm was unusually warm, offering temperatures in the low 30’s as we sailed through the archipelago of thousands of islands on our arrival. We had a full Monday and Tuesday morning to enjoy here (as well as the night, of course, for those party revellers) and even this isn’t really enough – particularly in the glorious sunshine.
Waterways, walks, museums, islands, palaces, art, medieval old town…there is too much to mention. Top it all off with a small, smelly pickled fish for lunch, and you could almost call the Swedish experience complete. With one exception: the local ABBA tribute act showing in the ship’s theatre that evening…
Captain Kim Tanner
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