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All Aboard in Copenhagen!

It takes a lot of hard work to maintain our cruising lifestyle. It’s not easy consuming vast quantities of wine and cheese or baguettes and pate. Frankly I’m amazed we’ve lasted this long. Lately we’ve been working so hard we decided to take a vacation from our vacation, and book a cruise.

Other than St. Petersburg Lisa and I have never been to the Baltic. We packed our bags with layer upon layer of clothing to fight off the imminent freezing cold and wind. We arrived in Copenhagen a couple days before boarding the Regent Seven Seas Explorer for ten days of pampering. The concierge at our hotel gave us a map and pointed out where all the highlights were within walking distance. His parting words were, “Don’t worry, it’s not going to rain.”

With those words we left our jackets and umbrellas in the room, and took off to explore the city. We weren’t ten minutes from the hotel when the sky opened up. It poured buckets for the next half hour. Being the intrepid explorers that we are, Lisa and I soldiered on, but only after stopping in a coffee shop until the rain stopped.

Copenhagen’s inner harbor.

The Queen of Denmark’s yacht.

Mark Cuban’s yacht. The Queen’s yacht is just in front.

We covered most of Copenhagen on foot. Of course with all that exercise we needed sustenance. We were told to eat at a place that looked like an old warehouse. Inside there were probably fifty stands that sold street food. The place was packed. In fact I commented to Lisa that the place was a fire hazard, and would never be allowed in the states, but the food was unique and excellent.

Lunch was a combination of sushi and pot stickers.

Lunch was yummy.

The place was a zoo, but well worth going there. If you’re interested just ask anyone where the old warehouse with the street food is.

We decided to take a two-hour boat ride around the harbor. I thought the bridges on the French canals were low, but the bridges in Copenhagen are downright claustrophobic.

The beautiful Copenhagen opera house.

This apartment building use to be a ship repair facility during WWII

Low rent water front living in Copenhagen.

I loved this sculpture and fountain.

So far as packing all those clothes to ward off the cold, well they stayed in our suitcases and never saw the light of day. Other than that first day in Copenhagen we had perfect almost weather. No doubt it was due to our pure living.

– Tom Miller
Author of “The Wave”  and “When Stones Speak”– 
Chuck Palmer Adventure novels

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About the Author:

Tom Miller graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. He is a consummate adventurer with over 1,000 dives as a recreational scuba diver, and an avid sailor who has traveled 65,000 miles throughout the Pacific including the Hawaiian Islands. Miller has also cruised the canals of Europe on his canal barge and given numerous lectures on cruising the canals of Europe, as well as sailing in the South Pacific. Piloting is also an interest of Miller's, and He has completed over 1,000 hours flying everything from small Cessnas to Lear jets.