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Trip Reports

Trip Report: Bumpkin and Grape Islands from Hingham Harbor, MA

The Boston Harbor Islands are a wonderful place to explore by sea kayak! I have many found memories of exploring these islands with family and friends over the years. While growing up, my mom took us on excursions and camping trips to Georges, Peddocks and Bumpkin Islands; first by ferry and then by kayak when … Continue reading »

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Trip Report: Rose Island from Newport, RI

The fact of the matter is that I just can’t quite get enough of Newport, RI. Every year I make the trek down to that special town on the end of Aquidneck Island looking for an adventure and every year it delivers in spades. The mansions and beaches, sailboats and mopeds, surfing and shopping, and … Continue reading »

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SUP DOG (GoPro Video)

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Kayak Tour of Plymouth Harbor (GoPro Video)

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Trip Report: Five Islands to The Cuckolds Light, Sheepscot Bay, ME

Trip Details Five Islands to The Cuckolds Light, Sheepscot Bay, ME Date: Sun. November 11, 2013 Launch: Five Islands, Georgetown, ME at 11am Return:  Five Islands, Georgetown, ME at 4:30pm Total Distance: 11.3 miles Weather and Ocean Conditions: Water Temperature: 42F Air Temperature: 45F Avg. Wind Speed: 10-15mph Small Craft Advisory 3-5ft Swell Visibility: Approx 8 miles Good Eats: … Continue reading »

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Trip Report: West Passage Lights

Trip Deets West Passage, Jamestown, RI Date: Sun. November 3, 2013 Launch: Ft. Getty, Jamestown, RI at 11:00am Return:  Ft. Getty, Jamestown, RI at  4:30pm Total Distance: 9.5miles Weather and Ocean Conditions: Temperature: 45F Avg. Wind Speed: 15-20 knots; gusts of 25 Visibility: 10 miles The fall is one of my favorite times to sea kayak, and this … Continue reading »

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Kayak Dave’s Top 10 National Parks for Sea Kayaking

For those of you who, like me, didn’t already get the memo: This week is… All of America’s amazing natural treasures are on display with tons of special events, giveaways, and free admission! I was lucky enough to have spent this past weekend exploring the Province Lands at the Cape Cod National Seashore. As I … Continue reading »

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Trip Tips: Spring Kayaking on Cape Cod

There’s no doubt in my mind that the spring is the best time of the year to go paddling on Cape Cod. There are many reasons for this but mostly because it’s quiet on the Cape in the spring. The summer tourists and beach-goers have yet to descend on this vacation hot-spot thus leaving the … Continue reading »

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Birthday Paddle on Billington Sea!

“Indian Summer” hit New England just in time this year to provide me with a proper 27th birthday paddle! A solid sheet of ice had covered Billington Sea for the past few weeks but a thick morning fog announced that its breakup was just around the corner. Sure enough, by the afternoon the quagmire ice … Continue reading »

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Paddling.net Launch Map

Here’s a great map of kayak and canoe launches compiled by our friends at Paddling.net: Map courtesy of Paddling.net  

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