One of the strange aspects of looking out at the harbor is the contrast between the cruise ship and the other boats. The fishing boats seem to the eye to be in proportion to the landscape while the Rotterdam skews my sense of things.
I am frequently teased about my love for proportion, and I accept the ribbing. New England houses seem in right relation to their place in the landscape. Old ones at least. Of course I am bothered by new McMansions.
While I know cruise ship passengers help the local economy, their scale seems off. Which is ironic, since when I was on one it seemed just fine!
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The cruise ships are very big, Elizabeth. My Mom and I traveled from England to South Africa on one when I was a baby.
A friend and I went to Bermuda from New York a few years ago on one of those giant ships. Great time.
Soon there will be plenty of Fall cruise ships from New York to Quebec for the fall showing
True. Three yesterday in the harbor. This is a very popular stop.