A busy Bournemouth beach and pier

A day in Bournemouth 

What better way to spend a hot, sunny day than at the seaside.  Bournemouth is one of England's premier seaside resorts being located on Dorset's south coast.  Leaving our car on the East Cliff we walked down the steep incline towards the pier. Overlooking the English Channel we stepped into the gardens of the Russell Cotes …

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Day 27.  Seurasaari Island, Helsinki

Seurasaari is a small island a short distance from Helsinki which is approached by an ornate wooden footbridge.  Getting there by public transport is quite easy,  Bus No.24 leaves from Eira and we boarded the bus from outside the Sokos Department Store on Mannerheimintie near Kamppi.  The bus takes around 30 minutes but it's also …

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