Fall Foliage Cruise — Portland Head Light, Portland, Maine


Adventure of the Seas docked in Portland, Maine

It was the morning of October 14, 2019 when Adventure of the Seas docked in Portland, Maine. And, as usual, Ursula had a full day in store for us, with a van tour, boat tour, and lunch planned. But before we get started, this  being a fall foliage cruise, let’s get out of the way at least one good fall foliage shot:

Portland fall colors

One of the stops awaiting us on this morning van tour was the famous Portland Head Light, which was completed in 1791.

Portland Head Light and the light keeper’s house (now a museum)

This being the coast of Maine, there’s a lot of drama down by the shoreline:

Rugged Maine coastline

Near the light keeper’s house you’ll find a nautical flagpole, complete with the flag of the United States of America, Maine’s state flag (left), and a flag for the town of Cape Elizabeth, in which the lighthouse is located:

Nautical Flagpole at Portland Head Light

But enough of that stuff. Let’s enjoy one of the most famous and historic lighthouses in the U.S. (click on any image  below to enlarge, and to bring up today’s gallery slide show):

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