Klaipeda is Lithuania’s port on the Baltic. It has a busy harbour which includes a ship building site. We catch the shuttle bus into town and saunter thru the old town. It is low key with not a tee shirt store in sight. The central square has some stalls with amber jewelry, wooden carvings and small paintings for sale. We leave the old town and walk into the newer town.
Very uncommercial – the stores do not have signs hanging out overhead so we must peer into each to see what they have. We try the door of a Lutheran Church but it is locked. They do not get many tourists here it seems and we feel a little disappointed for the first time. We have been to Vilnius the capital and know that Lithuania has a lot of beautiful churches and squares. We stop for a rest and then head back to the ship.
I have time to enjoy the sunny balcony while Marie gets a pedicure. We head for tea time and enjoy the light pastries and sandwiches with tea and the live quartet playing. It does not get better than this we think. Finished up with surf and turf in the Polo specialty restaurant!