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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Kayaking

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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Howard Point to Maple Juice Cove and back

August 20, 2020
John Phillips

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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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

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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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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