adventures abroad, flotsam, photography

May 3: Portland, England

(Original and secondary itinerary: At Sea)

We were going to be up early anyway because our shore excursion takes us hours away from the ship. But it’s also the day before we fly back to the USA. So that means we also needed our COVID tests. Assigned time: 6-6:15 am. Plenty of time to get tested, go back to our rooms to wait, and for me to have breakfast delivered before our 7:15 excursion departure.

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May 1: At Sea @PrincessCruises

(Original itinerary: Helsinki Finland)

(Secondary itinerary: Stockholm Sweden)

We’re not getting to either of those countries after all. Don’t get me started on that. My heart is still broken and although it’s still been lovely in it’s own way, I should have cancelled, saved my PTO time, and gone some other time. I waited 5 years of dreaming and 2 years of COVID travel restrictions. I could have waited longer for the trip I wanted to go on.

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April 30: Zeebrugge, Belgium

(Original Itinerary for this day: St Petersburg but well obviously not now. We weren’t planning to get off there anyway just because tensions and now… we’ll certainly not.)

(Secondary itinerary: Tallinn, Estonia, also no longer on the itinerary)

This wasn’t on the original itinerary at all. I think it’s truly serendipitous. Among the best days of the trip!

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