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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Kayaking

Manchester-By-The-Sea

September 10, 2023
Emilie Phillips

A couple of my coworkers wanted to try out sea kayaking. They both live near Boston, so we agreed to meet up a bit north of the city. Neither Tyson nor I know that part of the coast. Public access is limited and there is very little conservation land. Luckily, Aisha has a friend, Julia, […]

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Casco Bay Kayak Camping Trip

August 12, 2023
Emilie Phillips

When we had to pull out my phone while standing on a half submerged rock between Great Diamond Island and Cow Island to read the MITA guidebook, it was obvious we hadn’t planned ahead enough . Where was the camping on Cow Island? As it turned out, Cow requires reservations. We needed to continue to […]

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Another paddle at Cape Porpoise

August 5, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We took Isaac and his new paddle out to enjoy the islands of Cape Porpoise. Just like last time, Tyson appreciated frequent stops at public islands. Most of the islands were pleasant. Cape Island was interesting. It is the farthest island from shore. We arrived an hour past high tide. Crashing waves made the seaward […]

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Paddle Cape Porpoise

July 8, 2023
Emilie Phillips

We paddled Cape Porpoise on the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine. Almost all the islands are held by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. The density of islands is what made Kennebunkport a safe harbor back in the colonial days. It is great as a kayaker, because you can stop almost anywhere. You can paddle protected water. Or […]

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Pine Point and Popham Beaches

June 24, 2023
Emilie Phillips

I am super excited to report our first kayak trip to the ocean this year. It more than made up for rain cancelling flying events the last few weekend. This weekend was also the weekend Isaac started his three week sleep away camp in Maine.
 Pine Point Beach
 It was almost 6 pm and thick […]

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Two trips up north

Emilie Phillips

Quick summary of visiting with Cheri and Turner, and a flight to the Whites in peak foliage.

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Straight Bay

August 21, 2021
Emilie Phillips

Saturday we planned to avoid the main rapids and instead get a free ride on the current into Straight Bay, or if more ambitious, Whiting Bay. [more…]

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Cobscook practice day

August 20, 2021
Emilie Phillips

After getting up early and challenging fog and whirlpools on Thursday, we took a lower key day Friday. We got a lazy start after most of the fog had burned off and paddled straight across the bay to Eastport. Our goal was the gravel bar between Mathews and Sumac island, both conservation land. There we […]

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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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