I'm back from my big summer adventure in Europe and am finally able to share my pictures. I've grouped them into four albums beginning with the 24 hours I spent in Oslo waiting to board the Christian Radich. If you want to watch the slideshows in a bigger format or look at the pictures one-at-a-time, just click on the slidewhow window and you'll go to my Picasa photos gallery.
OSLO TO WATERFORD
The next slideshow is a record of the eight days the Christian Radich was on the water journeying from Oslo to Waterford, Ireland for Race #1 of Tall Ships Races 2011.
When we reached Waterford, we motored up the River Suir escorted by the Harbor Pilot with people greeting us from the riverbank on both sides of the river. We joined the over 40 vessels registered for the first race.
After leaving the Christian Radich in Waterford, I took the train to Dublin where I had 24 hours to walk all over the city center and see the sights. I spent time in St. Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Trinity College, the Temple Bar, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and The Bleeding Horse Tavern, the oldest pub in Dublin dating from 1647.
For more information about Christian Radich, visit www.radich.no. For more information about Sail Training International, visit www.sailtraininginternational.org.