The weather didn’t look very promising. My then boyfriend (now husband) and I waited in line for the Odyssey whale watch that was scheduled to depart at 9 a.m. sharp. My father, mother, brother, and grandmother (my unlucky sister had to work in Portsmouth all day) were off searching Portland’s cobbled streets for coffee and donuts while we guarded the tickets and snack bags. The snack bags were particularly important to me, as I had read that having a full stomach can stifle oncoming bouts of seasickness. Portland was still pretty quiet along the water, and a low fog hugged the shore and continued out over the ocean.
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