Category Archives: Maine islands

Best of 2015 — A Year on the Water

Despite a winter that brought 100 inches of snow, the 2015 spring whitewater season in midcoast Maine was all too brief.  Our annual transition to the bays and islands thus came a little sooner than usual.  Based on demand, our … Continue reading

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Best of 2014 — A Year on the Water

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Best of Summer 2013 — Our Annual Slideshow

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Kayaking Maine — Best of Summer 2012

The hottest summer on record has meant an increase in the number of  guests from states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia. It also has meant a lot of great weather for  kayaking.  While summer is not officially over yet, the … Continue reading

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A Walk on Petit Manan Point

If you drive 26 miles east from Ellsworth to Steuben, and then 6 miles south from Route 1 on the Pigeon Hill Road, you reach near the end of a peninsula that protrudes as far south as the town of … Continue reading

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Moving to the Sea

This time of year I trade  my downriver kayak for a sea kayak.  Rather than a wing paddle, a flat-bladed Euro paddle occupies a place in the backseat of my car.  Instead of monitoring stream flow data, I keep an … Continue reading

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On the Water in Maine — Best of Summer 2011

As the waters cool, the days shorten, and my schedule transitions from guiding to teaching, my relationship with the water changes too. I look longingly over the bay as I cross the bridge to East Belfast on my morning commute. … Continue reading

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From Ear to Ear: Kayaking Around Isle au Haut

The southern tip of Isle au Haut, between the rocky islets of Eastern and Western Ear, is an otherworldly place of rock, ocean, and sky.   Along with the southern shores of Monhegan, Matinicus, Schoodic, and Great Wass, it is among … Continue reading

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Litte Birds, Big Ocean: Paddling with the Puffins of Petit Manan

We rose at dawn and drove to a rocky beach south of Steuben, Maine. After carefully packing our kayaks with safety gear, food, water, and extra clothing, we donned the thick black wetsuits needed to paddle safely in 50 degree … Continue reading

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Reaching for Robinson Rock: A Kayak Trip out of Camden, Maine

If you ashore on a fair day in September, with late summer sunlight spilling over the water, the rock , and the beaches, with a salt breeze coming up the bay and the cry of gulls and the boom of surf in the air, you will fully appreciate Robinson Rock is much more than a rock. Continue reading

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