The day did not start off well. We arrived in port just after 7 am, with tours starting as early as 8 am. Only 1 buffet line was open in the Garden Cafe, and with a boat-load of old people up before 6 am tempers were flaring because of the fears of missing the tours. While Robin waited 1st in line for a 2nd buffet line to open, I jumped into the kiddy buffet line - it was open, and there were no kids on board!
We managed to eat and get off the boat in time for our 8 am tour of downtown Portland. Our bus tour was enjoyable, seeing the sights of the city and learning a bit of history. I say a 'bit' because our tour guide was a bit scattered - she kept drifting from one thought to a completely different one without ever finishing a complete thought. We got a kick out of her.
The downtown sights were difficult to photograph. It was raining when we left the boat, and heavy clouds and fog made for poor photographs through the wet windows of a moving bus. So I pocketed the camera until we reached our first destination: the lighthouse at Portland Head Light!
The other end of the lighthouse held a few more Common Eiders, so I digiscoped them before running back to the bus.
A hot-stone massage and dinner awaited us, so we packed up the camera gear for the day. Tomorrow we'll be in Halifax, Nova Scotia!