I will collect my passport this Thursday morning, from the local militia office, complete with resident's permit, meaning I know longer need an entry visa. This has been a very long, hard slog, standing in 1 queue after another for many hours. The officials almost seem to enjoy the frustration that it causes.
Now that I am a resident, I just need to get an EXIT visa!! Next thing on the to-do list!
I eventually took the Hull - Rotterdam and Kiel - Klaepeda ferry routes. The whole journey took me 2 nights and 3 days (including 1 VERY long day!)
We will be doing the round trip, this August, for the West Wales Fest - haven't decided on routes yet, but will have a bit more time to play with and tour. It will depend on the passengers, as to how much sightseeing they want to do en route!
If you are interested in meeting up to join the "convoy", and attend the WWF, let me know!