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Monday, July 11, 2011

Sea Kayaking Maine’s Sheepscot Bay

In 1999, I was hired by Men’s Journal magazine to pen a story about inn-to-inn sea kayaking along the Maine coast. Under the helm of the Director of Fun, Jeff Cooper, owner of H2Outfitters, we spent our days paddling along the rugged Maine shoreline Winslow Homer made famous, watching seals pop their heads out of the water like periscopes to look around, and the ever-present lobstermen, zipping from buoy to buoy to pull up their catch. It was really the best of both worlds. After showering, we would dine on lobster and steamers at a local lobster-in-the-rough joint and then sleep in a comfortable bed. How bad can that be? This Thursday, I’ll be headed back to my favorite spot on that trip, Georgetown, to sea kayak from the exquisite beach of Reid State Park into the waters of Sheepscot Bay. After spending the afternoon paddling with Seaspray Kayaking, we’ll dine at Five Islands Lobster Company and spend the night at Coveside B&B. A perfect day in Maine!

 I’m leaving for Maine tomorrow and I’ll be back on July 18th.  Have an active week!


Posted by Steve Jermanok on 07/11/11 at 01:00 PM
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I kayaked with Jeff years ago (a day trip) for a Paddler piece. It was wonderful - and I stayed in a house with one guest room. Have a great time in Maine - one of my favorite states.

Picture of Malerie Yolen-Cohen Comment by Malerie Yolen-Cohen
on 07/11/11 at 08:21 PM

Thanks for contributing, Malerie!

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 07/11/11 at 08:33 PM

Such a cool story idea and way to experience Maine Steve, though I can imagine that carry on packing takes on a new meaning for this. Enjoy!

Picture of Gayle Comment by Gayle
on 07/14/11 at 05:11 PM

Just returned from kayaking the Sheepscot, Gayle. And it was just as majestic as the last time. Hope you're having fun this summer!

Picture of Steve Jermanok Comment by Steve Jermanok
on 07/15/11 at 07:20 PM

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