Departing St Petersburg

Colin & Belinda Laidlaw
Wed 30 Jul 2014 15:07
Saturday, time for some shopping. Plotted the route from St Petersburg to Helsinki before drinks with Nemo and the skippers' briefing. Colin assisted in resolving an engine problem on a fleet boat and we set off for the crew dinner - much singing, merriment, drinking, interactions with the locals and smoking of the hookah. Interesting encounters reported between the driver of a Bugatti, his "associates", a stubborn tractor driver and a driver reluctant to be hastened. At least one of these is said to have involved the pulling of a gun! Early start planned for Sunday - 7ish. The 24 hour clubs surrounding the marina continue unabated through the night.