No, not that sort of cruise…
I’m sorry to disappoint you… I meant a Dinner Cruise around the Helsinki archipelago. Yes, we call it archipelago, there are some 300+ islands, after all… No, we didn’t tour them all. Just what you can see in 2.5 hours while having a buffet dinner and some bubbly.
Professor M and I love playing tourists in our own neighbourhood, whether it means island hopping and dinners in summer restaurants or dinner cruises around Helsinki (when in Finland) or day trips to London (in the U.K).
A small boat, a windy day… that calls for a rather casual and relaxed outfit with sturdy shoes. Of course, a wind-proof parka is a must.
And what did we see?
Well, this time we took the more easterly route, with the soundtrack (in Finnish and in English) regaling us with stories about smuggling during the prohibition… To be honest, the scenery is quite similar all around, never mind which route you take. It’s islands of varying sizes, some of them in natural state, some with recreational areas, old villas or holiday homes (often partially hidden from view by trees), or posh houses with docks or beaches.
A lot of these island are open to public, although there are also areas that are private or off-limits (e.g. in military use).
parka: Seasalt Cornwall / top: Boden / trousers: Marks and Spencer / bag: Adolfo Dominguez /
shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: dolce and Gabbana / scarf: Alexander McQueen
Do you ever play tourist in your own home town?
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