I spent the day exploring Portland's working waterfront with friends. These historic wharves and piers on Commercial Street are normally closed to the public; but today was a special day, so they were open.

The self-guided walking tour started at Hobson's Wharf and ended at the Maine State Pier. Along the way, we stopped at a store that recycled boat sails into women's (or men's) tote bags and wine sacks. It is called Sea Bags, and they sell their nifty totes all over the world. We also stopped at an art gallery, which I loved. I could spend all day looking at paintings and sculptures. By the end of the walk, my friends and I were famished, so we grabbed a bite to eat at the Porthole Restaurant. The special for the day was $10 lobster rolls. Unfortunately, I am allergic to shellfish, so I couldn't have one. It sucks to live in the land of fresh lobster and not be able to enjoy the benefits. Other than that, the weather was perfect and I had fun and got a lot of exercise.

Here are some pictures I took:

(Photo By Nikki Cruz/TSMG)
(Photo By Nikki Cruz/TSMG)
(Photo By Nikki Cruz/TSMG)
(Photo By Nikki Cruz/TSMG)
(Photo By Nikki Cruz/TSMG)