And this is looking down to the grand foyer.
- Wandemunde, Tallin & St Petersburg
- Peter the Great. How one man transformed a Nation. Given by Cathy Hurst, retired from the diplomatic Corp.
- Blue Planet - the satellite perspective given by Dr Gernot Groemer, an Austrian Astronaut, and
- Light - the World of Optical Illusion given by Bob TUrner an astronomer.
All were very interesting and you could tell what the swell was doing by the back curtain swaying back & forth. So much information and one thing that has stayed with me is how thin our atmosphere is. If you put an orange in a fridge for a while, pulled it out and breathed deeply on it, the resulting condensation reflects the depth of our atmosphere if the earth were the same size of that orange. Between a couple of lectures we went down to see what "fun" dancing was and found ourselves line dancing, which will amuse Kathy & Tina. Sadly Garrie aggravated a calf muscle injury he had before we left so more dancing is out for a while and he us now taking the lifts whilst I still head up the stairs (and I often arrive first).
Tonight it is dinner at 6 and then a Phil Collins show at 8.30pm.
During the night we will pass through the narrow channel that takes us into the Baltic Sea. Sadly I doubt we'll be awake but maybe we'll see it in the return journey.