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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Kayaking

Paddle from St George River to Burnt Island

August 20, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 1, 2020

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
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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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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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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Saco to Wood Island

July 26, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 3, 2020

We went sea kayaking! In Maine even. With a little research, we found a new set of islands we had never visited before, and a boat launch with bathrooms. We set out from the Camp Ellis municipal parking lot and pier. It’s $10 to park for the day. The parking lot was only a third […]

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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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