Sunday, October 17, 2010
Yesterday, the Explorer of the Seas spent her last call in the city for 2010. Seeing this majestic ship in Portland helped to recall our spectacular 9 day trip to the Caribbean, on board her, this past June. I wrote this summer that we love cruising, but that, unlike the fanatics that sail away a couple of times a year, we space ours out a bit. For us, it seems to bring forth that added ingredient of the mix of longing and coming excitement. And yes, the eye does not deceive. The water looked almost black to the eye at Bug Light, where this photograph was taken. And the wind was nasty too out on the point. I love this setting, looking off to Portland; it provides a dramatic angle of the city when sky, weather, sunlight or night lights paint the skyline.