My Book!!

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 Sandy and I are available to attend/present various functions/events. Please email me at for more information!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

Hoping all of you have a wonderful Christmas with loved ones... 

I will be with my dad, stepmom, and stepsister... with Gladys of course... 
We will have a nice holiday, but Christmas is always hard...

My mom loved Christmas ... the music, the lights, and family... This is my ninth Christmas without her, since cancer took her from us...  She was an amazing person and I miss her every day.  Since losing her some Christmasses have been easier than others.... I work hard to get and be in the holiday spirit to honor her  and her love of the holiday.  
I know I am not alone in having loved ones who are missed... wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and for those who struggle a bit during this time of year... a little extra love heading your way! 

- MaineKayakGirl & Gladys

Mom & Dad

 Gladys enjoying the tree...

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Greetings, Some pictures of Gladys, and Some More Holiday Promotions!

Happy Holidays!! 
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed our first plow-able snow of the season!  
 Gladys and I got out to enjoy a bit of the snow and she got to meet Santa.. 

This is when it first started snowing... in between her zooming around! 

This is today, on our walk. 

This is her meeting Santa at PetSmart.

and This... This is her crashing on the couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. 

I am almost done my holiday shopping, with just a few things left to get in the mail.  Are you done yet? Don't forget my book, Paddling Southern Maine, is a GREAT gift idea for the people in your life who paddle, who want to paddle, who live in or visit Southern Maine.  

Gladys has also been helping me with some promotional ideas... 

There is still time to order your copy on Amazon it is now under $13!!  What a bargain!! 

If Gladys's pitch isn't enough... how about these?  (I have posted them on my other social media.) 

We truly hope that you have a great holiday season.  

- Maine Kayak Girl & Gladys!