Saturday, June 26, 2010

Paddling in Maine

I love kayaking in Maine. The lakes are so clean and clear and you are always surrounded by forest and mountains.
We decided to try a lake close by called Mousam lake outside the town of Sanford. Another thing I love is that most of the lakes have little islands. They are fun to paddle around and great wind blockers.

There are also lots of small rivers that are fun to explore.

Sometimes it is hard to find a landing to stop and take a rest. A lot of the land is owned by people, but we found a sandy spot in the middle of the lake that was marked with rocks.

On the way back to our cabin, I wanted to take a swim at the town park in Sanford. The water is so crisp and clean, but it was perfect for a hot day and the views on the river are gorgeous. There is a place to put in at the park, so next time I want to paddle along the river and take a hike on the trail that goes around the area. And as to whether we had lobster? Of course we did. Lauri and Dick made us a wonderful lobster dinner, complete with steamers, corn and potato salad. And I will say it was the best seafood dinner I have had.


Jacque. said...

Gorgeous photos! Glad you had a good day!

A Quilter Awakens said...

How peaceful!

Deb said...

It looks wonderful there - so peaceful!

LenZie said...

Debbie can I come play too? Beautiful and looks so peaceful. LenZie

Prim2Pink said...

Happy Anniversary!
I'm glad that your trip turned out so well. What gorgeous scenery! I love the little cabin that you stayed in.

moosecraft said...

Mmmmmmmm Lobster! LOL! All these pics of lakes is making me want to jump right into the computer and go for a swim! :-)