Due to strong headwinds and unspecified “technical issues”, the ferry was over two hours late arriving to Tallinn.

There isn’t much to do on a ferry other than eat/drink or browse the tax free shops, neither of which we are interested in. The cabins are tiny and claustrophobic. The seats in the lounge areas are all full. At the Tallinn end of the trip, there isn’t even a view to be had from the lounges – just dull gray seas. (Meanwhile at the Stockholm end the views of the archipelago are almost worth a trip of their own.)

Luckily the ferries sometimes convert a café or a conference centre into a play area during summer. This one had a small ball pit, some building blocks, and ride-on cars and ball hoppers.