I just did.
Paddling the islands from Stonington, Maine, U.S.A., with PenobscotPaddles has been AWESOME.
I'll blog about that soon when I can get a better view of my computer screen and can do more justice to a blog post. Writing this with outdoor glare from the sun is not easy.
|Maelstrom Vital 166 and Maelstrom Vaag 174 on Gooseberry Island, Maine|
|Fisherman's home on the Stonington harbour|
|The real working McCoys|
|Lobster trap debris|
|Lobster buoy cliches|
|Beached at low tide. Tides are about 11 to 12 feet here.|
|A local rooster scratching for worms.|
|Stonington harbor life|
|Stonington harbor flower arrangements|
|Lobster lunch meat|
|A hardy and serious tie-down view of the Stonington harbor.|
|Stonington apples. Small, tart, and tasty!|
Some kayak campers out on the islands off Stonington, Maine called in for a ride back home on a motorized boat.
In Webb Cove, at 4:30 a.m. each morning you hear a crew of lobster boats heading out. Not many on Thursday.
The Malestrom Vital 166 and Vaag 174 were beached yesterday too. The crosswind was way too wicked.
The paddle partner was bored, and the new Eureka! Bon Echo Air tent and storm shield is being fully-tested by Maine's ocean winds and evening thunderstorms and is still standing . . . the last time I checked! Although the large vestibule on these tents definitely leak from the ceiling, but the interior of the tent stays dry.
Old Quarry Ocean Adventures and the 350 pics I took in the last two days are my best friends on non-paddle days during this trip.
Basecamp is ocean waterfront.
The long blond hair in my ponytail got shaken loose every couple of hours yesterday, and my eyes feel eternally puffy from the ocean air. Or is it the camping!
One mosquito won't leave me alone and I can't catch it!
I guess I could have headed inland or indoors!
Buy why? This is the ocean!
And today is a totally different story. Calm and sunny on the ocean front and a much better day to head out and paddle and we will!
|Hey kitty, where are you off to now!? . . . The Stonington Cat.|
Sometimes it's just best to stay home, wherever that is!