Traveling the Baltic Sea during “White Nights”

Traveling the Baltic Sea during “White Nights”

As a tourist, it was disconcerting to ply the waters of the Baltic Sea during White Nights (the time period around the summer solstice when nights are short and the skies are lit in a milky glow). Not only were … (read more)

St. Petersburg: Day Two

St. Petersburg: Day Two

Anna and Slava were ready for us right on time at 8:30 am (and I wore pair of shoes number two) the next day. No rainfall but definitely dark clouds scuttling across the sky, pushed by a wind that grew … (read more)

St. Petersburg: Day One

St. Petersburg: Day One

Summary (both days): High temperatures of 58º F; threatening rain clouds both days. Breezy the first day, downright windy the second (reports of “hurricane-level” gusts outside the city; trees are blown over). Walked 3.65 miles (9,119 steps) first day, 3.97 … (read more)

A bit of an explanation…

A bit of an explanation…

Yep, I’ve been “gone” from posting for awhile. Thank you to all for your emailed concern and puzzlement. Two reasons for this: