Portland, despite being the largest city in Maine, is a small quaint place. There are a few hills, a couple of interesting museums, and some lighthouses that really define the lifestyle there. It’s sort of a laid-back version of Cornwall without having to fight Bank Holiday traffic to get there, although in the summer most of the population of the surrounding states comes up here to relax. It also has an ancient observatory from where you can take in a view of the entire town. A cruise ship had just docked in the harbour, so it was interesting to watch all the tourists pile off it and head for the selection of bars and restaurants on the waterfront. One intrepid group of people actually asked me for directions to a museum, so I shrugged my shoulders, gave them my map and headed for the easy-to-find bar instead.