Category Archives: sea kayaking

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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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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The Walruses Have Landed — Walrus Kayaks Come to Maine

One of the best things about owning a small kayak shop (besides scouting out new sections of the Maine coast as potential tour destinations) is having the opportunity to paddle new models of kayaks. I’ve had that opportunity recently, as … 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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Dance Floor by the Sea: A Kayak Trip to Baker Island

If you were to view the Baker Island Dance Floor through the lens of a time-lapse camera, you would see that there is a dance going on — one that has taken place over centuries. Calm bright summer days bring … 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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‘Perfect Storm’ of Conditions Leads to Kayaker Death

In a tragic accident during a honeymoon trip, a kayaker died of accidental drowning in the waters of Frenchman Bay last Sunday. The purpose of this blog post is not to judge the decisions made by this kayaker or to … Continue reading

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