Welcome to Harwich, after a 2 hour drive from Peterborough where Jill, Helen and myself stayed last night we are now overlooking the Port of Harwich. For those unfamiliar with Harwich the port is ideal for cruises to Scandinavia as it is situated on the East Coast of England in Essex. Harwich is handy for guests who live on the East Coast and my usual description to friends is drive south to Peterborough, turn left on the a14 and keep going to Ipswich and turn right, keep going until you see a big ship. Parking at Harwich is right at the port and a shuttle bus takes a couple of minutes to get you to the check in area. There are convenient rail connections from London Liverpool Street to Harwich which take just over an hour, the most convenient airport is Stansted which is just over 30 minutes a way by car.