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, July 4, 2015

Pictures from the Presumpscot

Happy 4th of July!  What could be a better way to celebrate our freedom, but to kayak!!!
I have posted this location before, so won't post all the details again, but got some great pictures today and had to share!  Also want to give a special shout out to my paddling partner today Caroline, who reached out to me through the blog, so nice to meet a blog follower and share a paddling experience.  Thank you Caroline!

I was surprised to see pink lilies already... I feel like they come in late summer... and summer just started!

This guy was pretty good sized... I am not a huge fan of spiders, but he posed! 

A busy momma duck! 

The exposure is not great in this one, but having two kinds of turtles and a blackbird in the same picture is worth sharing! 

Time for your close ups! 

I love these teal dragonflies! 

Turtle reflection

A proud parent, eastern kingbird... I think.

Baby eastern kingbirds... the first nest we saw... up high we could just see them... 

 This was the second nest... so low to the water...

Hungry babies! 

See it? The turtle?

Hope others got out to paddle today!  And hope everyone has a safe night!