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In Australia National Family History Month is held during August, so it was timely that a historical place I’d been wanting to check out had another open day during the month. Not that they had planned it as far as I know, but hey I’m counting it towards my National Family...

It Took 113 Years

Previously I wrote about my day in Finland in an overview form, but reality I glossed over the best parts because I was saving it for this post. First off, let me start by telling you my connection to this country comes through my great grandfather, Otto Rafael Winter who was born in...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

Day 14, Friday 24th July 2015 was our last full-day on the ship. We were sailing (I guess technically it’s called cruising) back to Southampton, England and would be disembarking early the following Saturday morning. The conference day started at 8.00am with Chris Paton’s...

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The sightseeing part of the cruise was over, but the cruise itself wasn’t, and Day 13, Thursday 23 July 2015 was a special day. No not because it was the 13th day of the cruise. And no not because it was another sea day, but rather it was the third (of three) Formal Dinner Nights...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

Wednesday 22 July 2015 came, and we visited the last place on the itinerary of the 8th Unlock the Past cruise, which was Copenhagen in Denmark. The ship docked at 10am, which gave everyone a sleep in (except me, as my body has no idea what timezone it’s in), still it was a lazy...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

Tuesday 21st July 2015 brings us to day 11 of our cruise. After our adventures in Sweden yesterday we settled in for a sea day (ie. another conference day). Unfortunately there were some late changes in the conference room allocation, which meant that there were a few 8am talks...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

Day 10 of our 14 day cruise, and Monday 20 July 2015 was our day to visit Stockholm, Sweden. After my super-exciting day yesterday in Finland, I would’ve been quite happy to stay onboard – however I did venture out with my roommate Helen, and we did a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

Sunday 19th July 2015 was day 9 of our cruise, and it was HUGE day for me, so big in fact that I’m actually going write it over two posts. Why was it such a big day? Well it was Helsinki day. For most of the cruisers onboard it was another day to do a tour or a wander around and...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

The 8th Unlock the Past cruise continues, and the Day 7 (Friday 17 July 2015) and Day 8 (Saturday 18 July 2015) stop at St Petersburg, Russia marked the half-way point. I know that St Petersburg is the highlight for so many, both those on this cruise, and others in general. However as...

8th Unlock the Past Cru...

(Thursday 16 July 2015). I have a longer than expected photo-post for Day 6 of the Unlock the Past cruise as it was a shore day in Tallinn, Estonia, and apparently I took a HEAP of photos (over 100). With some effort I have managed to get cull these down to 20 for you, so I do apologise...