Leaving Portland and At Sea

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Portland Doc
The horn blew three times and we gently slipped away from the pier in Portland.  The ship nimbly backed into the narrow channel and pivoted to head out to sea.  On the way out of the harbor we passed a few light houses just as the sun was beginning to set.  The most spectacular light was Portland Head.  The channel narrowed to about a mile, so we got close enough for a good picture or two.

At dinner Tom had escargot (snails) in garlic butter.  Sandy told our waiter that it was recently (Oct 2nd) Lin's birthday, so they brought her a cake and we all sang and had a piece.

After dinner Lin and Tom went up to the Bar at the Edge of the Earth and played trivia.  We didn't do well.  They asked questions like what does SOS stand for on the soap pads box.  Turns out: Save our Saucepan.  The evening entertainment was a pianist who played a selection of Chopin pieces, including his most famous Polanaise, opus 53 in A flat.  I know it well as we used to have a collection of classical records and that was one of my favorites.

Later in the evening we went back to the Edge of the Earth bar and played 70s music trivia, but it was all disco.  :(
Needless to say we didn't do too well.

Tomorrow is another day at sea.  
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Portland Doc
Portland Doc
Escorts
Escorts
Pulling Away
Pulling Away
Leaving Portland
Leaving Portland
Harbor Entrance
Harbor Entrance
Sunset Lighthouse
Sunset Lighthouse
Portland Head Light Approaching
Portland Head Light Approaching
Portland Head Light
Portland Head Light
Passing Portland Head
Passing Portland Head
Leaving Portland Head
Leaving Portland Head
Escargot
Escargot
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Atlantic Ocean
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