One third of the way through our trip today!
Vladivostock is the capital of the Primorsky Territory. Located on the hills above Golden Horn Bay, the city is the end of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the longest continuous rail line in the world.
Our first stop was the Monument to Three Whales which symbolizes the friendship forged in 1988 between Russia and American sailors as they freed 3 Pacific Gray Whales trapped in the polar ice. The whales are carved from a 300-year-old elm.
Next, we went to see the ice fishing. The bay was completely frozen over and we walked out on the ice about 200m. There were fishermen another 100m or so further out. They bore two holes in the ice with a special drill bit.
The following statue is in Central Square, built to commemorate the city's centennial.
From the Square, we walked along to the Triumphal Arch and the Orthodox Church. These two buildings are just above the Submarine museum
Finally, we wandered back to the boat past the statue of Lenin.
The harbour had iced over significantly since we docked this morning, so several boats worked to break it up and allow us to sail out the harbour.