ARC Baltic

Many Faces of Ahab…

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As I enter the final days of our Baltic cruise, I have realized that all good things must come to an end. One of those good things is Ahab’s facial hair. This is a story that started back on May 9th, in the Nanny Cay Marina – Tortola, BVI. This was the last time our sweet …Read More

Flipping for Finland

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Been awhile since my last ARC post. Many apologies as we have been busy tourists and consumers. I have to say though that Finland has been an unexpected gem. The allure maybe be perhaps accentuated due to the contrast from St. Petersburg, but cruising the Finnish coastline has been spectacular. Our first night anchored after …Read More

Gotska, Sandon (Sweden)

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After leaving the lively disco beat of Visby, WIDAGO was treated to a quiet night at anchor on the Swedish island of Gotska Sandon. A national park, there are a handful of rustic cabins for rent during the summer holidays. In the winter, just two park rangers at time manage the station in two week …Read More

Visby, Gotland Island (Sweden)

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As we continue our journey in the Baltic, a theme has emerged….we are following the trails of the Hanseatic League and its trade route. Four weeks ago, I’d never heard of the Hanseatic League. Now, I could easily identify one the many 7-story stone and mortar warehouses used to store and transport furs, fish, and …Read More

Rostock to Ronne

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A big bright moon is lighting a torch for us tonight as we head to Denmark in search of butter cookies, blue cheese, and bacon. WIDAGO uncovered a pair of Maryland Moseley stowaways aboard. So now the count is: Boys: 6 Girls: 1 Always outnumbered. Regardless of my domestic engineering efforts, I really don’t think …Read More

Happy 4th of July – ARC Baltic

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Greetings from WIDAGO and her crew! We just returned to Hohe Duene after a fantastic week visiting the German Countryside, Amsterdam, and back to Hamburg. Luckily the boat was still floating, in exactly the same place we left her. Whew…..The last couple days, I noticed our sweet Ahab showing signs of WIDAGO withdrawal….headaches, stomaches, irritability, …Read More