A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Rest day hikes in Lubec, ME

August 18, 2021
Emilie Phillips

After our 17 mile paddle the day before, we were all ready for a rest day. By foot, we explored trails near our rental cottage and Quoddy Head.

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Monadnock kids caves

September 10, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Isaac had a friend over for a couple days. Isaac’s recent hour long play dates with other friends had tried my patience. So I picked an activity that I knew would keep Isaac occupied and on good behavior — hiking. I gave the two kids a choice: hike to the summit of Monadnock, or explore […]

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Almost West Quoddy Head

August 17, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We had spent Monday on a mild excursion in Cobscook getting our bearings. Now I was ready to take on Cobscook full bore.

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Bearhawk 5 first impressions

August 28, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We test flew the prototype Bearhawk 5 at Bowman this past weekend. There were a number of build choices that I found odd. two throttles? a constant speed propeller governor that wouldn’t adjust below 1,800 rpm miniscule avionics 4 widely spaced seats instead of 6 or 4 and lots of baggage drafty doors that let […]

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Cobscook: Old Farm Point

August 16, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Paddling trips in Cobscook Bay must embrace the tidal currents. This being our first day, we needed to figure a few things out: [more…]

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Cobscook preparation

Emilie Phillips

We are getting ready for our kayaking trip to Cobscook Bay. We will be staying at a house, so food isn’t hard. Gear will be the standard sea kayaking day trip gear. So the real preparation is deciding where to paddle. The first time the Phillips/Sawyer family paddled Cobscook Bay in 2008, Tyson and I […]

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Mt Garfield

July 24, 2021
Emilie Phillips

There are definite advantages to having a house up in the Whites. We easily got to the trailhead by 7:30AM. I picked Mt Garfield purely because it was the closest significant mountain. The other family we hiked with was a bit more sensible and vetted the trail to make sure it was kid appropriate. That […]

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Mt Agassiz

July 18, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Isaac and I and some friends hiked the short 2 mile trail up Mt Agassiz this Saturday. That’s not much “adventure” by the standards of this blog. The rest of the weekend went to our other projects. Tyson has the front end of the Bearhawk in pieces. He is trying to make the oil cooler […]

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