It has always been Patty's dream to visit Russia - and now the dream is coming true! We will spend 14 days on a "Waterways of the Tsars" cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow starting on 23rd June 2010.
Photo from Viking Cruises - www.vikingrivercruises.com
Monday, June 14, 2010
6 more Sleeps and Plan B!
We have got 6 more sleeps!!
Patty and I have been buying pretty, floaty, little lightweight summer tops for our Summer Holiday in Russia. And then I checked the weather forecast for St Petersburg - it is COLD!! 5°C and 15°C on Monday, 7°C and 16°C on Tueday!!
Yikes! That is Jossi's weather ........brrrrrrrrrr! So, it is on to Plan B.
Plan B - a few long sleeve warm tops (to wear underneath the pretty little things), leggings, socks, scarves and jackets. It is summer in Russia - well, early summer - and the temperatures look much like winter in Durban! Excepting for the sunrise and sunset times which are vastly different. In St Petersburg today the sun rose as at 04h35 and sunset will be at 23h24.
St Petersburg's daily temperatures range from 9°C to 20°C and Moscow, which is 650km further south, is getting warmer. By Sunday it will be 14°C and 26°C and next Wednesday 16°C and 30°C !! Lets hope we have some hot weather when we get there in two weeks time!
We have checked our tickets, vouchers, FOREX, necessary letters for Patty to fly and take her POC (Personal Oxygen Concentrator), We are still trying to sort out the plug adaptors for the POC battery charger and my laptop.
The map shows where the cruise - Waterways of the Tsars - begins in St Petersburg and ends in Moscow. We will sail through the largest and second largest lakes in Europe, Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega, visiting islands and villages along the way.
The boat is the Viking Kirov and that is a graphic of our cabin. Unlike ocean cruisers, they don't have bunks or port holes so we should be pretty comfortable.
This is where I will post updates of our adventure so please visit us often!