during our Scandinavia/Russia cruise we were heading to our second Port of Call, Stockholm, Sweden weaving our way around and through what seemed like endless islands. I've done a similar story but like so many places there is so much to see. I was spending a lot of time on our balcony onboard the Brilliance of the Seas watching as many of the islands that I could see on our side of the ship, starboard/right side. I'm still amazed by the fact that some people could live on an island that is barely bigger than their house. I guess there is no going for walks. The islands came in all sizes imaginable, there was one island, if you can call it that, that was just big enough for the miniature lighthouse. Along the shore of one island the residents had built a diving platform (sideways picture) for diving into the frigid waters. I'm glad I woke up early so I could enjoy these amazing islands. If you ever arrive in Stockholm by ship make sure you are up and about to enjoy the sights.