kayak adventures and close encounters!

July 13, 2012

Kayaking is one of the best ways to get out on the water.  With a small craft you can get into the nooks along the shoreline and pull up to a spot for a stretch, a snack, or to explore.  This is us on Frenchmans Bay in Bar Harbor!

You can also jump off small, rocky islands {and get reprimanded by a passerby for not realizing it’s an island that you cannot do that on — whoopsie!}. In general, being on the water at that vantage point is pretty cool — you can spy things under and on the surface at close proximity, like the time we were visited by porpoises!  The video below shows our encounter {if you received this post via email and can’t view the video, click HERE to watch it on my site}. We’re whispering excitedly and got great footage — enjoy!:

There are various types of kayaks and some are better suited for certain waters. REI has great information and a video on their website to help demystify the kayak and guide you in choosing one for yourself.  L.L. Bean has a kayak course offered through their Outdoor Discovery Schools, which is how I came to love kayaking.  I took that course years ago with my mother- and sisters-in-law. Try it if you haven’t! 

Also — a BIG shout out to Luke — it’s his BIRTHDAY!  Happy Birthday my Love:)

2 Responses to “kayak adventures and close encounters!”

  1. I’ve never been a huge “water” fun, but this kayaking looks so fun!

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