30 Minutes in the Life: October 2018: Portland
For this month’s 30 Minutes I thought I would share some of the time we spent in Portland, Maine. Our drive from Wells Beach took about 40 minutes and we saw some great sights along the way. Driving up to Portland we had fog. I was not happy. We were heading to Portland to do some whale watching. Ugh – fog means no whale watching.
I love seeing these old cars driving along the highway, at times going faster than we were. Loving the signs of fall as well.
However, our welcome to Portland was sunny and it was exciting to be able to visit this coastal port town.
An impressive entrance into Portland
So what does this mean. According to Wikipedia it means the following: “Sailors use this term synonymously with the points of sail below a beam reach, since the wind direction is generally the same as the sea direction. Therefore, the phrase “Fair winds and following seas,” implies that a vessel will have good winds, and not have to pound into the waves.” Perfect for this harbor town.
The Portland Harbor area is made up of many wharves with lots of interesting business and restaurants.
This was the Custom House and I found it to be a pretty impressive building.
We did some checking out of restaurant area’s to see where we would eat later in the day, after we got back from the whale watching (Since the fog seemed to have disappeared.
I love the murals showing times gone by.
And once again I am loving seeing all the colorful scenes around the city.
This seemed to be a popular way to see the city.
I love seeing all the boats docked at the harbor.
This little boat was far smaller than many of the others, but it has a really big job to carry out.
I was fascinated by the random square on this building
Another place to eat and they sure looked like they were ready for winter with all the logs stacked outside.
Another view of the Custom House.
A Portland street view with all the brownstone buildings. Wait to see more in Boston.
I felt like this image lent to black and white. I need to do more of them. The mast in the background belongs to a major boat. Look out for it in another blog.
This is such a typical view of Portland.
Given that we had decided we were going to go whale watching, we headed back from our walking tour towards where out boat was leaving from. It just so happened that 2 of my “have to see” items were on this wharf.
Richie was heading down towards the boat.
This apparently is a piece of the Berlin wall.
I know I was one that was happy to see the Berlin wall come down and for east and west Germany to be reunited again.
The second “have to see” was the lock fence. Turns out the took down the majority of the fence, but kept a small portion of it and relocated it to this wharf.
I love that people took the time to go out and place a lock on a fence to show their love for each other.
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