Along the Downeast Coast, about an hour east of Ellsworth, there is a cluster of islands with some of the best rock-garden play areas I've seen in Maine. Because of the drive, we only get there a few times each year, and every visit feels too short. This year we're planning a two day training in this area. We'll island-camp in the midst of this outstanding training spot, and enjoying these awesome venues at a more relaxed pace.
We will secure the camping reservation, but otherwise the overnight will be a relaxed, self-catered affair.
That dynamic strip of real-estate where the land and sea mix it up is full of opportunities for improving boat control, and having a good time. For students with basic boat-handling and rescue skills, the cliffs, caves, slots, and countless variety of rock features surrounding our glacially-carved islands will provide the perfect venue to tune up your skills. Since going straight is rarely an option in this environment you'll get lots of practice applying strokes in a changing environment. We'll focus on learning how to use the ocean's wave energy to our advantage, because paddling with the sea as your partner is always easier than going head to head!
$280 per person for 2 days of instruction (includes equipment) Contact us for more info.