Travel theme: Calm at Portland Pier

 

Done for the day: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Done for the day: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Even the seagulls may have been surprised at the sunset calm on the waters.  Portland Pier buzzes with activity during the day, but when rays lengthen and urban waterside buildings glow with late-day light, a sense of calm falls over everyone.

Do boats parallel park? Maybe so: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Do boats parallel park? Maybe so: Portland Pier, Portland, Maine

Even boats stand ready  —  and calm — while diners at J’s Oyster peer out the windows and enjoy the view.

Sundown and late-day calm: Portland Pier.

Sundown and late-day calm: Portland Pier.

It’s Maine on hold — at least for a while — at Portland Pier.

For more calmness, check out Ailsa’s blog “Where’s My Backpack” for this week’s Travel theme: Calm.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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11 Responses to Travel theme: Calm at Portland Pier

  1. Pingback: Stay Calm and Carry on | rfljenksy – Practicing Simplicity

  2. alexankarr1 says:

    Those sunlit reflections in the water are gorgeous.

  3. Made me feel calm just to look at your photos, Rusha. –Curt

    • Thanks, Curt. We definitely just happened onto this scene. And I’m so glad I looked down the alley where we stood to take pictures. Maine is incredible — we are in Castine now — and my early morning walks leave me breathless! Hope your part of the world is looking fallish, and you’re ready to hunker down for the winter.

      • Right now I am in Connecticut, Rusha, visiting with our son and his family. I was hoping for a little more fall color but it’s still warm here. I’ve been going outside with a T-shirt. We explored the small coastal town of Mystic, today, however. That was a treat.
        I’ve been in Maine during the fall. It can be beautiful! –Curt

  4. Sue says:

    What a beautiful set of images!

  5. Portland, Maine, is a vibrant community supported by a wide assortment of restaurants well known for their array of delicious foods. Hope you enjoyed your visit.

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