A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Howard Point to Maple Juice Cove and back

August 20, 2020
John Phillips
updated August 31, 2020

With Emilie and Tyson off on their longest day, Trudy(Grandmother), John(Grandfather) and Isaac picked a shorter 5 1/2 mile route. Starting from the house on the northern edge of Howard Point we headed almost straight north, crossing out of Turkey Cove into the main channel of the St George River, and then into Maple Juice […]

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Kayak to waves off Gunning Rocks and Marshall Point Light

August 19, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 31, 2020

After two days of shorter, more protected paddle trips, it was time to head out to see the open ocean. Tyson picked Gunning Rocks, an Audubon Society property, closed during nesting season but open after July 31. Paddling five miles there and back was a stretch goal for Isaac. This is the third day of […]

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Paddle around Gay Island

August 18, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 25, 2020

First it rained, then, just as we were finishing up breakfast at the cottage, the power went out leaving us with no water. Tuesday was going to be a short paddling day. The closest MITA landing spot was to the west on Gay Island. The power came back on in time for us to eat […]

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Deep Cove and Caldwell Island Loop

August 17, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 31, 2020

We rented a cottage on the waterfront near Port Clyde Maine for a week. Read about the rest of the week here. The cottage had a little gravel path down to the shore. When we started researching nearby paddling destinations, Tyson realized his old friend Grinnell from his first job and startup, lived just around […]

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New maps with all trip locations

Emilie Phillips
updated August 22, 2020

I am trying out a new maps plug-in which shows the location of posts. Unfortunately it doesn’t sync up with my existing GPS tracks, so I have to manually set the trip locations on old posts. [Edit:] The map is now available on the Trip Planning Resources page. Here is the map of all the […]

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Nubanusit and Spoonwood Loop

August 9, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 12, 2020

Not every kayaking trip is an odyssey to Maine. This time we went to Nubanusit Lake in southwestern New Hampshire. Best of all, we convinced some friends to come with us. Kayaking is a good socially distant activity. Stay one paddle length away from each other, and you are good. Tyson and I haven’t been […]

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Crow Island Fly in

August 8, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated August 12, 2020

Crow Island is a nearby grass strip in Massachusetts. It is a surprisingly active, yet low key airport near Boston. We know a number of pilots based there. They are a friendly lot. However, their annual fly in is boring. Tyson insists we go every year to say hi to people and show our faces. […]

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Biddeford Pool

August 1, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 3, 2020

We returned to Saco Maine for a second kayaking trip. I thought we might paddle to East Point, and maybe poke our noses around the tip to see the seals on Beach Island. Tyson suggested we check out Biddeford Pool. It was just past high tide, so we should find critters. The Pool was on […]

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