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Ballet Dancer Maris Liepa (1936-1989) - Riga

Elena, Gary and Edna

2017 Saga Sapphire
Got off with mobile phone at the ready to ring Gary (our friend from Wraysbury days) when I realised I'd left the camera behind! Back on board to get it and, by the time I got ashore again, Edna had been accosted by a balding, greying local. Lucky I didn't give him a slap as it was Gary! Having said that, we didn't tell him what ship we would be on (surely there's only one visiting Riga from the UK today). We moored next to a Fred Olsen Liner! What a day this was! A personal tour around Riga and a visit to their home (to be honest, we couldn't afford anything like they have in Riga in the UK - should we all move to Latvia? - perhaps too late, we're leaving the European Community).

Gary and Elena's Home

The City was most attractive with lots of flower beds, fountains and statues. Not easy to park so Gary dropped we three off for a walk through the centre and met up with us later, he then left us again to get the car and we met up for the 20-25 minutes drive to their home.

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