During this 3-day sea kayak journey, we'll work together to build the skills required for multi-day kayak touring in a coastal environment. Departing from Stonington we'll have access to the dozens of islands that stretch out to the south between Deer Isle and Isle au Haut. During 3 days on the water, we'll have opportunities to practice cockpit navigation, improve our boat handling in moderate wind, and waves, and plan our travels to take advantage of tides and weather. With 2-nights of island camping, we'll consider Leave No Trace principles, island access, wilderness cuisine, and trip planning. (For more complete coverage of trip-planning and preparation, consider joining us for a Practical Navigation course as well, July 3rd).
This journey is appropriate for paddlers who are familiar with rescues and basic boat-handling, and are capable of paddling 10 miles in a day in 1-2 foot seas, and 10-15 knots of wind. If you are unsure of whether this course is right for you, we'd be happy to discuss the the course with you by phone.
(This course will launch on Friday morning from Old Quarry campground, where participants could camp on Thursday night for a convenient morning departure.)
Pinniped Staff - Gordo Wissinger (ACA L3 Coastal Kayak Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, Registered Maine Guide)
$640 per person, includes all necessary equipment, and meals from Lunch on Friday through Lunch on Sunday.