After inheriting my mother’s kayak I began seeking new places to paddle. I started this blog as a place for me to record my trips and remind me of how to return to the places I enjoyed. Over time other people began finding and sharing my blog. This has led to some great opportunities! I love paddling and hope this blog can inspire others to get out on the water! Happy Paddling!
One opportunity that the blog has brought me is the co-authoring of a guidebook, Paddling Southern Maine! It is something in which I take a lot of pride! My writing partner, Sandy Moore, and I have created a book with 54 amazing trips that are within about an hour of Portland! Our motto as we wrote the book was wanting to 'get people to spend the day on the water and not in their cars!'
If you want more information on our book please visit www.paddlingsouthernmaine.com. Sandy and I are available to attend/present various functions/events. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
I have had a few chances to kayak so far this spring. I haven't been to any new places, yet, besides the places already listed... and thought I would share some pictures.
Here are some pictures from Sebago State Park (click link for previous post including directions.)
And the following shots are from Tenney Stream (Connects Crescent Lake and Panther Pond, click link to previous post and directions)
This is still one of my favorite spots to paddle, so quiet and peaceful. I saw, for the first time, otters, playing here this spring. Unfortunately my camera was not able to get any shots, but I will be returning and keeping my eyes open for them!
There are so many painted turtles here, I love it!
I had seen a goose on a nest here in years past and was not sure if I would get lucky but there she is! Please note, I have a new camera with an even closer zoom... I was definitely giving this beautiful bird its space, and encourage others to do so as well. I am out to enjoy nature, not to harass it, I value it too much.
This is one of my friends, who is now going to buy a kayak of her own!