Category Archives: Paddling

Evolving Landscapes and Maine Poetry

I recently read a wonderful poem by Maine poet Tom Sexton at the Maine State Library’s webpage sharing weekly poems by Maine poets. The poet describes the significance of a now abandoned homestead’s granite stoop. This phenomenon of abandoned homesteads, … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Spring in the Outdoors

In his poem, “Spring Pools,” the iconic New England poet Robert Frost eloquently describes how pools in hardwood forests reflect the spring sky until the very trees cradling these pools suck up the water to grow leaves that then shade … Continue reading

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Cobscook Bay Region in Downeast Maine a Conservation and Recreation Treasure

Washington County, Maine is a place where very rural, small town Maine character still holds firmly to the rugged coastline – which of course helped shape that very character in the first place. Vast woods reach down to the sea. … Continue reading

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Jewell Island in Casco Bay to get trail upgrades

A 6/5/13 visit to Jewell Island in Casco Bay confirmed trail work to be done by a Maine Conservation Corps 3-person team that will be spending 8-9 days working and camping on the Island. Work will improve access points from … Continue reading

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Fort to Fort Paddle Remarkable Despite Cool Rain

On Saturday, September 29th, I kayaked the 15 mile stretch of the Kennebec River from Winslow to Augusta while accompanying a group of volunteer reenactors guiding a replica Batteau from Fort Halifax State Historic Site to Old Fort Western. The … Continue reading

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