Took over three hours to get to the North Sea.  Lot of time in a channel and narrow canal before going thru sea locks.  Didn’t expect that.

thistlintom posted:

Took over three hours to get to the North Sea.  Lot of time in a channel and narrow canal before going thru sea locks.  Didn’t expect that.

Yes leaving Amsterdam takes a long time

jcocktosten posted:
thistlintom posted:

Took over three hours to get to the North Sea.  Lot of time in a channel and narrow canal before going thru sea locks.  Didn’t expect that.

Yes leaving Amsterdam takes a long time

Also part of hating to leave

doubled posted:

Isle of Mull, Scotland 

Very nice

 

visited Skagen, small port town at the northern point of Denmark.  Not too much to see

thistlintom posted:
doubled posted:

Isle of Mull, Scotland 

Very nice

 

visited Skagen, small port town at the northern point of Denmark.  Not too much to see

We spent a month in Northern Europe last summer, including a week in Denmark. After planning our time there, we decided to skip Skagen. Other than seeing the North Sea and Baltic Sea meet, there didn't seem to be enough to warrant the ride.

board-o posted:
thistlintom posted:
doubled posted:

Isle of Mull, Scotland 

Very nice

 

visited Skagen, small port town at the northern point of Denmark.  Not too much to see

We spent a month in Northern Europe last summer, including a week in Denmark. After planning our time there, we decided to skip Skagen. Other than seeing the North Sea and Baltic Sea meet, there didn't seem to be enough to warrant the ride.

Agree, I think that it’s location is the key reason for cruises to stop there. Otherwise it is a long time from Amsterdam to Tallin

Baltic Sea, had a beautiful day in Stockholm, great city.  Three plus hour cruise thru islands to get to the open sea, really cool.  Now a day at sea..

thistlintom posted:

Agree, I think that it’s location is the key reason for cruises to stop there. Otherwise it is a long time from Amsterdam to Tallin

Not if you go through the Kiel Canal. We enjoyed that part of the cruise very much.

robsutherland posted:

Air Canada signature suite. AC has really upped their game. Like seriously upped their game. 

Next stop Tel Aviv! 

 

I spent four weeks working there years ago. Who knew there were so many good wines there?  Of course we rarely see any of those here.....:-( 

bman posted:
robsutherland posted:

Air Canada signature suite. AC has really upped their game. Like seriously upped their game. 

Next stop Tel Aviv! 

 

I spent four weeks working there years ago. Who knew there were so many good wines there?  Of course we rarely see any of those here.....:-( 

Rob, safe travels and enjoy.

We thoroughly enjoyed Tel Aviv. We found it to be a young, vibrant and smart city in every way. Like Bob, we also enjoyed the food/wine scene.

Paris.

Perfect weather— sunny, warm, and hoping for a couple more weeks like this.  No lineups at the Louvre; can’t believe tourist season died off this quickly.

robsutherland posted:

Jerusalem. Perfect weather. 

Sounds like you're having a great trip. Love to hear the details!

Paris, Jerusalem, Kyoto - very nice.  Only been to Paris.

Btw, you can all post pics on this site now.  Just sayin'.

doubled posted:

Paris, Jerusalem, Kyoto - very nice.  Only been to Paris.

Btw, you can all post pics on this site now.  Just sayin'.

I'll try to post some from Kyoto.  The only problems are (1) I'm too lame to figure it out and (2) there are just too many damn great scenes.  Kyoto is not my most favorite city in Japan (Kobe is up there), but great nonetheless.  Amazing temples, shrines, gardens, markets.  The only downside has been the weather:  90-95F for the past week.

winedrmike posted:
doubled posted:

Islay, Scotland 

I'll see your rainbow DoubleD, and raise you a second one.

Long Branch, NJ

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Awesome, a double rainbow!

Reims, France.  They have a stunning cathedral here and.... Champagne! Tasting at Tattinger was very nice and the tasting at Ruinart was excellent. And if you love foosball,  show up early for your tasting at Ruinart.

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Reims, France.  They have a stunning cathedral here and.... Champagne! Tasting at Tattinger was very nice and the tasting at Ruinart was excellent. And if you love foosball,  show up early for your tasting at Ruinart.

Very cool Scott!  

racer117 posted:

Reims, France.  They have a stunning cathedral here and.... Champagne!

Loved it there, and the cathedral truly is stunning, certainly one of my favorites that we saw last year in France/Germany.

csm posted:

San Sebastián. 

A great place to visit.  Food is phenomenal.  If you can, go to Akalare for lunch. The view is spectacular, as is the food.  (Also rather expensive, but an experience of a lifetime)

 

irwin posted:
csm posted:

San Sebastián. 

A great place to visit.  Food is phenomenal.  If you can, go to Akalare for lunch. The view is spectacular, as is the food.  (Also rather expensive, but an experience of a lifetime)

 

Kokotxa for dinner last night and Arzak tonight.  Have eaten my body weight in pintxos and txakoli for lunch today.  

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