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Our last day ashore was spent in Copenhagen. Like all of Scandinavia, we love it, and we admire the Danes. They have developed a well-functioning, happy, cooperative society in which their resources are used imaginatively to the benefit of all. They are kind and funny and helpful and surprisingly diverse, and they love their country. We ate at a nice restaurant on Nyhavn, a waterfront street packed with brightly colored 17-18th century houses; we shopped at Illum and caught the view from their 4th floor terrace, and we gave thanks for the past 137 days of travel, the last 11 of which we were blessed to share with our son Bruce. Did we have a favorite time/place? It is impossible to choose. The wilds and stark beauty of the Antarctic and Arctic made us gasp; the beaches of the Seychelles and Zanzibar brought us great delight; seeing Ova S√ľnder in Istanbul and Hugh Bryant in Cardiff made the world seem small; having Bruce with us brought us much fun - and travel help! Our ministry on the Whisper was a source of deep satisfaction, and seeing old friends and making new ones was of course a deep blessing. We were also blessed by seeing the passengers of this ship "pitch and roll" as ports were closed to us and itineraries changed - the "mystery cruise" some began to call it, and sometimes it was. We had too many Covid tests to count and too many friends were quarantined, but we sailed through all the unexpected events and really did enjoy every minute as we adapted and Silversea adapted and we all feel like intrepid travelers.
The last photo was taken as we departed on Sunday, here with our butler, Prashant, a truly skilled professional with a warm heart and a fine sense of humor. We are glad to have been in his care.

Goodbye - and thanks to all of you who have kept in touch with us.

Posted by HopeEakins 16:02 Archived in Denmark

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Jill and I have much enjoyed your commentary and look forward to hopefully being on board with you next year.

by Moolie

A happy handsome couple...welcome home.

by Seabury

Your words made me cry. I feel as though I have been along this journey with you. Thank you for taking the time to blog and to share the many wonderful sights with us. In some cases, I was frightened for you. Mostly, I was happy to see your joy. Thank God for a safe journey and to return enriched back home.

by PaulShaker

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