A Booze Cruise….


(The time honored Maine tradition that has very little to do with cruising and a lot to do with booze.)

This event was the annual  “Blow off the steam of being a federal government employee”  and trust me, a lot of steam escaped. My husband’s co workers may be Feds…. but they also know how to let loose.

The boat was two stories, with two full bars and a live band on the upper deck.




My first clue that it was going to be a good time was the fact that we hadn’t even pulled out of the harbor….


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And were already doing the first round of shots.




We eased out of Portland…




And started cruising…  (read, drinking) …  in earnest.




We passed the Portland Breakwater lighthouse….




Which, for reasons unbeknownst to me, is called Bug Light.




The cruise was 3 hours long…. and let’s just say no one went thirsty.

The band was pretty good, even if their name was Rock Hard Johnson.

(Yes, you read that correctly. They might have been good, but they certainly weren’t subtle.)

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Of course, when this drone flew over a booze cruise full of FAA inspectors… inside the  illegal 5 mile from an airport radius?




Not everyone was pleased.





At 3:00pm we slid back into Portland, past DeMillo’s… the city’s famous floating restaurant. The food is mediocre, overpriced and geared toward tourists but it’s a refurbished old Staten Island Ferry and lots of people love it.

So we had a great time… even though the weather didn’t cooperate.

Yes, it rained.

And no, no one cared!

16 thoughts on “A Booze Cruise….”

  1. What else can you do when it rains? Drink of course. What else can you do when you are in a former Staten Island ferry with lousy food? Drink of course! And what else can you do when an employee is giving his boss in a drone the finger? Drink, of course! Wait! Wait! Since when do you need an excuse to drink??? :O)

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  2. I googled it for you ~> “Affectionately known as Bug Light, for its diminutive 24-foot tower, the Portland Breakwater Lighthouse in South Portland is the only one of its kind in the world.”

    You’re welcome. :mrgreen:

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  3. Good clip . . . which segued into your Mt. Ascutney hike.

    I’ve hiked Mt. Ascutney a bunch of time ~ my dad grew up in Hartland VT so Ascutney was often on our picnic radar. 😀

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  4. I agree that the band’s name might be a bit much, but the rest of it looks great. And how fun to have a group of people who you know on the booze cruise. Not that after a few drinks former strangers wouldn’t become your friends.


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