Monthly Archives: May 2007

Some Like it Rough: New Book on Rough Water Paddling

Alex Matthews’ new book, Sea Kayaking Rough Waters, is intended for those who end up paddling in tough conditions either by design or by chance. Either way, it will help you improve your confidence, your ability, and — hopefully your … Continue reading

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Belfast Harbor Tours This Summer!

In addition to our day tours to the Muscle Ridge Islands, Camden, Rockport, and Jonesport, we’ll be offering tours of Belfast Harbor this summer. These 1.5 hour late afternoon tours are ideal for those new to kayaking, families, and those … Continue reading

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Passy in the Spring (Passagassawakeag River, Belfast, Maine)

The 2 most local rivers here (the Passy and the St. George)are relatively small Class I and II rivers that go dry by summer. So each time I paddle them, I do so thinking it may be the last trip … Continue reading

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Rain or Shine

After being an ocean paddler who only dabbled in rivers, I’ve crossed over to the point where I consider myself a river paddler as well. I started paddling the rivers earlier this year and have kept right on paddling them. … Continue reading

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Surfing Belfast U.S.A. (Well, not quite).

Inspired by the inch of rain we got since yesterday, I thought I’d try my new pro-deal Riot Boogie 50 surf kayak on the Passagassawakeag River. Prior to this, the only time I’d ever been in a whitewater kayak (or … Continue reading

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Different Day, Different River (Again down the St. George)

  “You cannot step in the same river twice,” says Heraclitus. I would add that you can never paddle the same river twice. Six weeks ago the St. George River was a shining filament amidst a winter forest stamped with … Continue reading

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Making You Fall in Love with America All Over Again

–Image from Skypic.com After a day of outside projects, went for a bike ride (instead of paddling for once) in the late afternoon light. Rode down to the waterfront and through our several waterfront parks, then crossed both bridges and … Continue reading

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Sea Kayak Rescue Technique Videos

Doing my best to catch up with the latest technology, here are a few kayak rescue videos. Comments are welcome! The video below shows a C-to-C Eskimo Roll from several angles. Following that is a short clip on emptying the … Continue reading

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