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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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Fun Photo Friday — Out and About Bar Harbor Part 1


The Dock

The Dock

 This Friday and next I’ll be presenting some of my favorite shots (many of them post-processed for effect) of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and the surrounding waters. Click on any image below for today’s fun photo gallery, and don’t forget to read the captions.

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Maine Street, Bar Harbor


Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Or is it “Main Street?”

The town of Bar Harbor almost seems frozen in the early 20th Century. The shops and restaurant have a distinctly 1920s-1930s feel and look to them, and the fishing fleets and masted schooners offshore further enhance the effect.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

One needn’t go far to escape the early 20th Century however. While many of the largish mansions on the outskirts of town retain a traditional look, there is no mistaking the modern windows and other anachronistic flourishes.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor, Maine

Today’s photo gallery slide show:

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