England ~ Portland Port and Weymouth Harbor

Tuesday September 2 ~ Portland Port and Weymouth Harbor, England

Weymouth, England

Weymouth, England

Docking at the port of Portland, we hopped on a free shuttle that delivered us to the nearby town of Weymouth in the Brewers Quay area. With no tours booked and nothing in particular on our list to see, we simply enjoyed wandering around the town, crossing the bridge into the old town area, walking along the boardwalk at the beach, and then circling back around the enclosed harbor. 

Walls painted uplifting colors

Walls painted uplifting colors

Nice long and clean beach where families played in the sand

Nice long and clean beach where families played in the sand

Comfortable chairs lined the boardwalk for anyone that wanted to sit and watch the surf

Comfortable chairs lined the boardwalk for anyone that wanted to sit and watch the surf

The Royal Hotel held center position along the water front

The Royal Hotel held center position along the water front

How long has it been since you have seen hair dryers like this, ladies?

How long has it been since you have seen hair dryers like this, ladies?

This was a pretty uneventful day with overcast skies and nothing spectacular to report.

Tonight is our first formal evening on The Brilliance of the Seas. With only carry on luggage, we did not bring much in the way of fancy attire.  None of the last three cruises we have taken were booked before we left home, so we are rather unprepared for formal nights. It is slightly uncomfortable to attend dinner in the dining room without being “dressed to the nines”.  Thankfully we are sitting with a lovely group and no one seems to mind.  Or if they do, their good manners prevent them from saying so.

L to R: Colleen, Dennis, Joanne, Tim, Gaye, Daryl

L to R: Colleen, Dennis, Joanne, Tim, Gaye, Daryl

Tim is off to the casino this evening trying to make his winnings from the previous night grow while I relax in the cabin and type up my recollections from the day. I have already sorted through todays pictures, edited and cropped and now just have to wait until we have strong enough Internet to post again.

I struggle a bit when I am forced to be offline.  I have become so accustomed to having great Internet service to research something, send off a quick email, check Yahoo to see the latest news, post a note on Facebook or look to see what my friends are up to today. I don’t like feeling out of touch and cut off from everyone.

The up side of being cut loose from my electronic tether, is perhaps now I will tackle the first of several books that I downloaded to my Kindle.  My friend Karen recommended several for me to read when she and Dick met up with us in Edinburgh.  I guess now is as good as any time to get started on “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley.  If you have already read it, let me know what you think.

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for the staff on board our ship who work so hard to provide us with an amazing vacation. Our cabin steward is from a small island off the coast of India.  I could not pronounce his name after several tries, so he is sweetly allowing me to call him by the first part of his last name “Joy”, and he does give us that by keeping our small stateroom and bathroom clean, providing fresh towels, and always a friendly greeting as we pass him in the narrow hallway. Our waiter in the dining room, “Sommy” is from the Philippines. Sommy calls us by name, always makes recommendations from the menu and serves the meal with a warm smile.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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10 Responses to England ~ Portland Port and Weymouth Harbor

  1. salpal1 says:

    cruising sounds wonderful!

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  2. Good observation on the hairdryers ;-D and great photos as usual. Enjoy the cruise.

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  3. Jaclyn says:

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I grew up in England and Weymouth was our beach of choice (and the closest). I have fond memories of time spent with people that are no longer here. I was able to take my daughter there when she was 6 to spend time with her Grandad and I have a fabulous photo of the two of them as they swapped beach hats and sat in a deck chair. The sand builders were always amazing. It’s been a few years but I’ll be going again next year, I’m sure it’s changed.

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    • Jaclyn, I’m so glad I could give you a little window to what Weymouth looks like today. How wonderful that you have a picture of your daughter and her Grandfather enjoying themselves at the beach. How long has it been since you were there?

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      • Jaclyn says:

        I’m often in England but the last time we were in Weymouth (during the hat-swapping incident) was in 1996. Will definitely visit next year when I head home for another visit. Happy Travels!

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  4. Epic Wynn says:

    Where did this cruise take you? Sorry if its a repeat question.

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