May 21, 2018

Forget the Fiddleheads!

One of the great things about having a birthday in early May is getting the chance to take the day off and go enjoy some spring […]
May 20, 2018

The adventure isn’t always pretty or fun

The adventure isn’t always pretty or fun. It’s been hard for me to come here and write from the get go. Perhaps I’ve needed a mission […]
April 26, 2018

Ice out?

Ice out on… We can start checking off Maine bodies of water on a daily basis now. And as spring continues to bear down we’ll be […]
July 8, 2016

Swan Island Kennebec Adventure

In the summer of 1981 my Father took our young little family in a 16ft aluminum hell ride around Swan Island… When I think of the […]
June 12, 2016

About my River (Rebirth of the Kennebec)

I’ve lived the majority of my life in various places along a southern stretch of the Kennebec River valley between the city of Gardiner and Maine’s […]
June 11, 2016

Temple Stream Adventure (a standard debacle). PART 1

We’ve had a real good dousing of rain over the course of the past week, drenching late spring thunderboomers that have dropped a couple of inches […]
June 10, 2016

Temple Stream Adventure (a standard debacle). PART 2

I should stop here and explain a little bit about what it’s really like trying to wade down the rocky-bottomed cold rushing brooks and streams in […]
June 9, 2016

Temple Stream Adventure (a standard debacle). PART 3

I wasted no time; it was 2:45 now. I paddled hard through a meandering intervale of deep pools stopping only once to stretch my legs, relieve […]