Saturday, March 3, 2012

Maine Events: Beautiful Crossroads

 Spending time at a beautiful crossroads on the way to Stonington, Maine, USA in August with the Maelstrom Vital 166 and Maelstrom Vaag 174 sea kayaks. Have you ever been there?
Ever wonder how you get where you’re going sometimes . . .

Paddle Partner:  “Now what? Which way is the right way?”

Me: “Left is right.”

Paddle Partner: “What!”

Me: “The right way is left.”

Paddle Partner: “Are you sure?”

Me: “Yes.”

Paddle Partner: “How do you know?”

Me: “I’m navigator! I’m looking at a MAP! Turn LEFT!”

Paddle Partner: “Yeah, but . . . what if you’re wrong?”

Me: “Then go any way you wish. We’ll end up somewhere, just maybe not STONINGTON!

Paddle Partner: “I think I’ll go left.”

When you spend a lot of time in the same place, there must be a reason

This was a beautiful crossroads en route to Stonington, Maine to paddle the Deer Isle Archipelago last summer with Maine paddle buddies.

Worth spending a little extra time to linger there using whatever excuse you need to savour it longer.

If you find yourself at this beautiful crossroads with two awesome sea kayaks strapped on top of the car – you’re going the RIGHT way.

The right way is LEFT! You’re on your way to Stonington!

What’s this all about?
See the first Maine Events

Or check out the series of Maine Events in the February 2012 Archive of this blog. Find the Archive in the right column. And more to come in March. I "ain't" done yet!

After Maine Events are finished, I may start having a few "Dack Attacks". What are they? Stick around to find out sooner than later.

Enjoy the ride!
The BaffinPaddler


  1. Left for Stonington, right for Castine- there are no wrong choices!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the directions. Maybe next time we'll turn right and give Castine a try.

  3. Castine is a lot of fun too! Not as remote-feeling as Stonington but it's chock full of history and has some very nice landing spots on Holbrook and Ram islands. Plus, there are some gorgeous houses and boats to look at. There's also a couple of "technical" areas where the tides must be worked just right or you will not get through - which is fun too. An awful lot packed into a pretty small area :)