Another day, another tour—this time a walking tour of Portland followed by lobster fishing.
This armillary sculpture is unnamed but is supposed to commemorate people-powered transportation in Portland.
Our guide, giving his first-ever tour of Portland’s wharf area, now populated by many shops, restaurants and residences.
What the wharf looked like prior to redevelopment
Inside Portland’s Harbor Fish Market; it had many unusual things including these fiddlehead ferns
The market sells a great variety of fish.
A chunk of the Berlin Wall on our tour
One of the lobster boat staff explaining the herring bait
The captain explains that lobsters must be a certain length to be kept.
The trap with multiple compartments to entice the lobsters
Lot of seagulls around the boat, all hoping for a snack
The gull in the right front window is named Jerry—he comes for a visit each time the boat is out.
Time to get serious about the fishing
Let’s get that trap out there.
Now the bait…
New way to wear a lobster fishing hat-see the next photo for an adjustment.
Now you’ve got it and a crab too
A little bait creates a feeding frenzy.
Learning how to tape the claws
A photo of this lighthouse is featured on our itinerary page.
View of the Norwegian Dawn
Our lobster boat