Nena and Bailey kayak in possibly the most beautiful place on earth and almost get run over by a cruise ship.
Just a quick post for the second paddle Ben and I did in Mt. Desert Island a couple weekends ago! We paddled north from Southwest Harbor into Somes Sound, riding the tide on the way in, and paddling a little bit against it on the way back. We stopped for lunch in Sargent Cove on the east side of the sound. On the way back, a thick fog seemed to be rolling in from the ocean, so rather than paddling around the island at the end of the sound, we headed back into the harbor.
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Expedition to Taughannock
One morning Ben and I decided to make the voyage (is that the aqueous version of ‘trek’?) to Taughannock Park, starting at East Shore Park. We were on the foggy water by about 7:30AM.
Slope Day on Seneca Lake
Yep, that’s right… I'm super lame and went kayaking on Slope Day instead of seeing… Drake? Who is that? Slope day is Cornell University's annual end of year party, in which a committee of students chooses a band/singer/rapper (mostly the latter) to play a concert on the steep grassy slope connecting West Campus to the rest of the university.
We (Ben, Rob, Anna, and I) met at the southern tip of Seneca Lake and launched from Lakeside Park in Watkins Glen around 7:30AM. This means my alarm was set for 5:30AM… it was painful. We decided (by “we” I mean Anna, because she is the official decision maker) that since the lake was glassy-calm we would first paddle out in the open and think about exploring the inlet later. So off we went!
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