Ok, so I have no ability what so ever to do accents. But I can enjoy a return to the Trailhead Cafe sitting on a comfortable couch with the laptop plugged in and a carmel latte. It seems that well over 50% of the passengers are on one kind of a tour or another. Me, I am just regretting that we are here too late for the Acadia Birding Festival (30 May-2June) since the add features puffins…. The town itself has a population of about 5000 with a transition from fishing to tourism in progress. One of the good things is that most of the shops are locally owned and run (unlike Alaska).
Since the weather has been so lovely (not) I am going to break my “no shopping while traveling” rule and go look for a fleece pullover. I didn’t bring anything all that warm with me. Yes, I have some long sleeve shirts and a light weight jacket but there are limits to how many layers I want.
So wishing you a great day, sunshine and smooth seas.
Maybe I should just stop commenting on the ship and passengers, but most of it is just too good to pass by. For example – most cruise lines do card making and scrapbooking as sea day crafts. Not so Crystal – they do needlepoint classes (and provide the kits – about 20 choices).
On the plus side – the food is fabulous. The Sushi area is a first come first served which means getting there at opening is a really good idea. The three chefs are master artists with prep and presentation. I have been more than happy to just say – fix me whatever – except eel. I don’t like eel.
Lounge space. Unlike many of the midrange ship lines, there are plenty of lounges with comfortable sofas and chairs. And I have to admit that I enjoy the ability to sit comfortably without feeling like I am taking the last chair in the ship. What you might also appreciate is the nicely but firmly worded reminder in the daily bulletin – here called Reflections – that certain lounges are cell phone free locations out of respect to fellow passengers. I just grinned on reading that. Limiting one’s ability to show off and impress everyone with importance? Right.