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Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Kayaking

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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Cobscook Fog and Falls

August 19, 2021
Emilie Phillips

By Thursday, the currents had shifted enough later so we could paddle up inland to the narrows. We woke bright and early to catch as the second half of the flood tide. The forecast morning fog was a solid bank down at the shore. This was going to be a navigational challenge. This is the […]

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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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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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