It's been a while since I did a Trip report so it is about time to try again. I enjoy writing, though I'm not particularly good at it, and when you combine it with travelling and photography then it is all good. Post retirement, most of our (self and OH) trips seem to be long ones. This one is 100 days and is in fact a bit shorter than usual. Over the last 10 years we have done a lot of cruising as well as land exploration and this trip combines both. It's still a good while until we start but I thought I'd lay the ground work in advance and update it occasionally we we get closer. We leave on June 30. We have a few days in Hong Kong, then it's on to Manchester. We spend a week in the Lakes District based at Grasmere, then train it to Glasgow and Edinburgh for 8 days. After that we get the train back to Leeds, to catch up with friends, for a few days then down to London for 10 more. On August 1st we head to Copenhagen and Stockholm for 5 days each. Next it is on to Silver Whisper, the Silversea ship, for 28 days through the Baltic, down to Southampton then on to Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, maritime Canada and finally Montreal on September 8. I'm feeling exhausted just writing it down! We have a couple of weeks in Canada visiting Ottawa, Toronto and Stratford ON before an overnight in New York and then the flight to Paris via Helsinki. A week in Paris follows, an overnight in London and a few more days in Hong Kong. We get back to Melbourne at the end of the first week of October, 100 days after leaving. All up, we fly around 45,000 km and car, train and ship another 17,000 km. At this point all accommodation is booked as is the majority of the transport. That's what comes from being an obsessive planner. With the exception of the flights YYZ-LGA and CPH-ARN it is all in J and all using frequent flyer miles. Obviously, to get the flights this trip has been a while in the planning. I'm using miles from QF, VA and AA liberally helped from the Amex Membership Rewards kitty. We'll be flying on CX, BA, SK, AA and AY. The cruise will in part be a repeat of what DRRON did on the same ship last year. I'm not sure I can match his excellent report but I'll have a shot. We'll be taking the added leg across the Atlantic. Registered Users have the option of removing this and all other advertisements. More… I'll update this occasionally with some more information before we go covering where we are staying, what we are seeing and doing and generally what our plans are. I'll have to brush up on my photo posting skills as I have completely forgotten all that in recent times. I hope this is of interest to some.