What a great day we’ve had! This is definitely one of my favorite cities. The weather forecast was iffy, but after a few minor, quick showers, we’ve had a beautiful clear day.
We started the day by walking along the city walls to St. olaf’s church, where we discovered you can climb 142 feet to the top of the tower. It’s a good thing that Dennis didn’t attempt it, as he would have suffered coming down the steep stone winding staircase, and I definitely had my aerobic workout climbing up there, but it was oh so worth it. (We later found out on our tour that in the 16th century this was the second highest structure in the world!)
We then joined a free 2-hour walking tour of the city, which was led by one of the very attractive Estonian young women, and was very informative and interesting. We’ve taken these free tours in other cities (Santiago, Chile was one) and they’re generally excellent.
After a break for snack lunch, Dennis was even willing to take time for a little retail therapy!!! No, I didn’t buy this hat, but could be tempted!!!!