Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sea Kayaking

Our next Maine adventure brought us back out onto the water, this time in kayaks!  I have no idea why Joseph wanted to do this so much, but it turned out to be one of our favorite parts of the trip.

The family tours were sold out, so we opted for a simple 2.5 hour harbor tour in Frenchman Bay.  On the family tour they stop for an hour on one of the islands so the kids can explore and have a break, but they are much longer.  We had a nice group that included another family with kids, and since there were odd numbers in the group I was paired with a lovely woman who wound up being from DC too!

After a quick paddling lesson we were out on the open waters!

It was a little overcast and threatened to rain, but the lighting was actually quite beautiful it wound up being the best conditions since it was much cooler.  We paddled around to the other side of Bar Island, then on in between some of the Porcupine Islands - I think Sheep Porcupine and Burnt Porcupine - and then back to where we started.  It was quite a good workout.

This is my attempt to take a few selfies with an old school camera.  Never know what you're going to get LOL!  But it was much safer to use my trusty waterproof camera that drop my phone in the bay.

Joseph immediately wanted to book another tour for the next day, but we had other plans instead.  I think he would consider kayaking the highlight of the whole trip.  He did a great job paddling, and now we know we can rent some kayaks on the Potomac River back home.

Then at night, sunset s'mores!
A perfect end to a perfect day.

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