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Tank as Tipping Point: A View from the Bay

The sparkling, ever-changing waters of Penobscot Bay are a big part of what drew me to the Midcoast. Lots of people can say the same. My early experiences of the bay were from shore:  Holbrook Island, Fort Point, Sears Island, … Continue reading

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Still Looking for that 16 inch snowflake: Skiing Ducktrap River Preserve

“The largest recorded snowflake was 15 inches wide.” -Mirror.uk Apparently, a cubic foot of snow contains about a billion snow crystals. A million billion snowflakes fall to the earth each year — and, according to an MSNBC article, scientists now … Continue reading

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Adventure of the Year 2008

While technology increasingly aims the world smaller and tamer, there are plenty of people who go out of their way in search of the arduous and wild. People going on unique and amazing adventures, some of which you can read … Continue reading

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Taking it Outside:   Snippets from the Governor’s Conference on Youth and the Natural World

As both a kayak guide and an educator, I felt fortunate to be one of several hundred attendees at the Governor’s Conference on Youth and the Natural World at the Augusta last Thursday. The gist of the conference was this: … Continue reading

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Keel Strip Alternative–Durabak

The carbon/kevlar layup of my Ruahine Swallow multisport kayak is very thin, and while I’ve managed to keep it off the rocks so far, it felt like I would be pushing my luck to continue to paddle it down through … Continue reading

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Surfing Upstream on the Web

Too much time on the web lately. Too little time on the water! I’ve been working on a few website design projects including a redesign of the MaCKRO website. Just over 5 weeks until we put our paddles in the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Island Photo Highlights II

1. Stand-In Point, on the western tip of North Haven, a 9 mile crossing from Camden Harbor.2. Ocean surf on the ledges south of Hurricane Island.3. Along the shore of Little Hurricane Island, looking north toward the White Islands.4. Mark … Continue reading

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Kayak Tour Highlights — June 2007

      

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Warm Weather, Cold Water, Safe Paddling

–photo from Maine Island Trail Association websiteAs the weather gets warmer (70 degrees today in midcoast Maine), it’s natural to want to venture further offshore than during those first few spring harbor forays. No denying it’s a beautiful time of … Continue reading

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