Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kayaking 3 Mile Pond, Maine

Three Mile Pond spans China/Vassalboro and Windsor. Public boat access is off of Rte 3. Since it's about a 1/4 mi off the road and wooded between the road and the pond, it's quieter than Sheepscot Lake. It gets a 3+++ because their is no toilet facility but it is a nice, quiet paddle worth one trip.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Kayaking Sheepscot Lake

Sometimes called a lake or pond: Sheepscot Pond is the third largest lake in Waldo County, Maine. It is in the township of Palermo, on the western edge of Waldo County. The lake has a maximum depth of 132 feet with well-oxygenated water.  

A nice quiet lake in the Mid-coast. Ease of access off Rte 3. But you can hear road noise until you get a ways out. Has a Porta-potty. Rating:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Can't go wrong in Camden Harbor

Kayaking in small, picturesque harbors is a joy. Obviously, you must follow safety rules and be aware of what's going on around you, but the dangers in the smaller harbors are minimal. Weaving among the yachts, schooners, and crafts of all sizes is fun. The calmer waters in the harbors also reduce danger and since motor craft must go slow, their wakes provide non-threatening ups and downs.

Here are some shots of Camden Harbor taken from Mount Battie State Park:

You can launch from a small public beach or the boat landing and the trip around Curtis Island is enjoyable as there's a lighthouse on the east side. It was a slightly foggy morning when we took the pictures.