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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Kayaking

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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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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Keene, Sterling, and Potanipo

June 6, 2021
Emilie Phillips

No great adventures to report from this past week. Saturday, Tyson and Isaac flew to Keene for a Bearhawk fly-in. A couple dozen people came. Five-ish people were building Bearhawks. Many of the others were from the local EAA chapter. Tyson was the only one who brought a Bearhawk. Sunday, Tyson and Emilie flew down […]

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Test paddling the Bullitt

May 22, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Our Bullitt is a two person (tandem) racing kayak. We bought it when we were just a couple. Isaac has ridden in the tandem as a passenger. This year, we want to try using it on the wild coast of Maine to extend our range for camping trips. That means Tyson and Isaac need to […]

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Nashua River low bracing

May 16, 2021
Emilie Phillips

We went out for another quick hour practice on the Nashua River. We have been watching the Staying Upright course from Online Sea Kayaking. The last section was on the low brace. So we came out to practice our low brace technique, and some refreshers on edging from the previous section. This time Isaac dressed […]

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First kayaking trip of the year

May 11, 2021
Emilie Phillips

I am really glad we got our first kayaking trip in this early in May. Getting started kayaking for the season seems to be a bigger shift than any of our other seasonal sports. The last few years we have drug our feet and not really gotten out until July. Maybe it’s also that we […]

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Paddle from St George River to Burnt Island

August 20, 2020
Emilie Phillips

The open ocean had been calling to Tyson and I all week, but at Isaac speed, we couldn’t make it far from our cabin in the protected St George River. Wednesday had been a longer day for Isaac, so on Thursday, I convinced my parents to take him on a shorter paddle while Tyson and […]

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Sea kayaking is a wonderful sport. You can go for distance and see as much coastline as possible. You can go for adrenaline and surf waves or play in rocks. You can stare out into the endless blue horizon and meditate. We love all it’s facets.

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