A Travellerspoint blog

October 2010

Portland, Maine

The weather was picture perfect when we arrived in Portland! Clear, blue skies and nice cool breeze. Temperatures in the high 60’s and with the wind it was nice. Most were bundled up in jackets and gloves, but I thought it felt wonderful! We got of the ship and boarded our coach for the Lighthouse of Maine shore excursion. Our guide was VERY good. A local that was a wealth of information. Drove all around the penisula that is Portland and was surprised that there is only 65,000 people in the city. Three lighthouses were on our agenda. Portland Breakwater Light, also know as ‘Bug Light’, Spring Point Light and Portland Head Light. Our guide knew everything about the structures and at the 3rd one we visited there was a small museum where we were given a private tour from the curator. The 2nd and 3rd one were on site of former forts so there were some remenants of them to see also. We also learned of a lighthouse out in the middle of the bay, Ram Island Light, that was just purchased by a local doctor for $190,000. He doesn’t have plans to open it but wanted to be sure it did not get into the wrong hands and still belong to the city. It would be hard to really do anything with it though, since you can only get to it during high tide. This tour was very informative and I would recommend it when visiting Portland. Tonight was formal night and everyone in the group cleaned up pretty well! There was a Broadway show at the theatre this evening and it was enjoyed by most of the group.
Tomorrow is a tender port, Bar Harbor. Until tomorrow…..

Fort Gorge--out in the middle of the bay

Fort Gorge--out in the middle of the bay

Spring Point Light

Spring Point Light

Ram Head Light on Ram Island

Ram Head Light on Ram Island

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Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light

Portland Head Light

Rocky Shores

Rocky Shores

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The Jewel of the Seas

The Jewel of the Seas

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DFW to Boston to the Jewel of the Seas

DFW to Boston
At 5:15pm EST we pulled away from the dock and set sail! After getting up at 3:30AM CST we are BEAT and after dinner I didn’t see too many of the group out and about! I know I felt like I was going to nod off in my plate. Hope for a beautiful day in Portland!!

IMG_5163.jpgChet, Sue, Benny & Diane

Chet, Sue, Benny & Diane

Elaine, Helen, Bessie & Peg

Elaine, Helen, Bessie & Peg

Rosemary, Mary Nell & Jean

Rosemary, Mary Nell & Jean

Me, Georgia, Jill and Sharon at DFW at 6am!  Looks like we got up at 330am doesn't it!

Me, Georgia, Jill and Sharon at DFW at 6am! Looks like we got up at 330am doesn't it!

Excitment at the airport.

Excitment at the airport.

Cool tunnel going from the airport to the pier.

Cool tunnel going from the airport to the pier.

Pool on a ship--supposed to be self leveling I think

Pool on a ship--supposed to be self leveling I think

Adults only Solarium

Adults only Solarium

Beautiful day!

Beautiful day!

Sailing away

Sailing away

Boston

Boston

Chet, Georgia, Bessie, Jean, Peg & Mary Nell

Chet, Georgia, Bessie, Jean, Peg & Mary Nell

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Ready for some shuteye!

All but 2 people are here at the hotel at 9pm. The first shuttle leaves at 4:30AM and the 2nd one whenever he gets back to get them! I know I will be getting some sleep on the plane. Hope the rest of them can sleep too! 3:30 is going to get here quick!! Weather looks good in Boston and long term forecast for each city was promising. Hope it all holds true! More from beautiful Boston tomorrow!

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Today is the Day!!

We fly out in the morning!!! Hope the weather clears up on the east coast for us! EARLY flight in the morning. Going to a hotel by DFW so we will be closer and save us a hour or more. Everyone is getting excited!!!!

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