Haapsaulu and Talinn
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Strong wind forces us to remain one more day in a beautiful little town called Haapsalu. The crew used the morning to explore the town’s castle and relax a little. 3 intensive theory courses were scheduled for the afternoon and everybody showed up, always keen to learn! While the crew enjoyed the evening out with drinks skipper and mate decided to have an early sleep, as next morning at 05:30 lines were slipped and finally STARLING was going for Tallinn. The extended stay in Haapsalu also meant that we really only had that one night in Tallinn, which was about 65 miles away. The earlier we departed the more time we would have in Tallinn. And even if our stay was short, Tallinn exceeded our expectations. What a beautiful town it is. Some went for a guided tour some just wandered around the beautiful old town. Excitement in the morning as the coastguard came by to clear us out of the schengen area, now the last leg of our Baltic passage begins: Off to Saint Petersburg! Nobody has been there and careful navigation is needed to avoid entering any of the prohibited areas. Next blog will be once we are cleared customs and immigration in Russia and explore beautiful St. Petersburg!