In Aug/Sep 2011 I took my first cruise with Lindblad/National Geographic Expeditions across the Baltic. Our first port of call was the Hanseatic city of Lübeck in Germany. The ship docked near the Burgtor and we boarded canal boats for a cruise through the waterways surrounding the medieval town. This was followed by a walking tour. After the tour I elected to stay in town rather than return to the ship for lunch but that turned out to be the signal for the heavens to open and so the hunt for a restaurant to hide in was on!