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Kayaking Class Gear List and Dressing for Cold Water

Kayaking Class Gear List:

Paddlng safely in ocean water requires you pay attention to water temperature and conditions. You generally want to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. You should also plan on carrying other gear that will help protect you or provide a layer of safety while paddling. The gear list provided here is tailored towards summer paddling in Maine. Local conditions where you paddle may dictate variations in this list.

Schoodic Sea Kayaking Retreat

Sep 27 2018 3:00 pm
Sep 30 2018 3:00 pm

 

Get away from the crowds into the East Coast's best sea kayaking and try some amazing wooden kayaks.

Schoodic Point

Paddling My First Kayak

Paddling the Original Great Auk

During my vacation a few weeks ago I took some time to get my first kayak out of the basement storage at my parents place in Maine and took it for a paddle. It was interesting to see that some of the things I still do, appeared on my first efforts.

Maine Boats Homes and Harbors 2014 - Rockland Maine

Aug 8 2014
Aug 10 2014

Guillemot Kayaks at Maine Boats Homes and HarborsSummer in Maine is not always sunny, but even when it isn't it is a great place to commune with boats. The Maine Boats Homes and Harbors Show in Rockland always has a diverse assortment of beatiful boats as well as everything from beach glass jewelry to diesel engines (something for everyone).

Playboating at Blue Hill Falls

After teaching my class at the WoodenBoat School, I got a chance to head up to Blue Hill for some play time. There is a reversing falls that has a nice play wave popular with the whitewater crowd. I took my Petrel in for a little surfing action:

A trip along the Coast of Maine

I put together a somewhat longer video of a trip in Frenchman Bay, Maine. It starts along Long Porcupine Island near The Hop, and ends along Mt Desert Island near Otter Cliffs.

I hope this gives non-paddlers a feeling for what it may be like taking a small human powered boat into the water in a beautiful location. Sit back and let the shore move by.

More Paddling Videos

ConnYak the local paddling club is having their annual slide show tonight, so I put together a couple videos from last summer's paddling.

The first shows the trip out to Ironbound Island from Gouldsboro, ME and shows the group paddling along Stave Island and Ironbound:

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