Author Archives: Amanda

Paddling Around

Just Paddling Around

With Tim’s foot injury still not healed enough for hiking or long bike rides we’ve been amusing ourselves with more kayaking. Luckily we’re in an area full of lakes, bays and inlets. The weather over the past week has been following a … Continued

Kayak Gear

Kayak Gear

Who knew buying two little boats would lead to so many additional purchases. Turns out kayaks require lots of kayak gear. Now that we’re finally done buying all the kayak accessories (hopefully), I thought it would be fun to share … Continued

Lobster Dinner

Lobster Night with Friends

Since I admitted last week that I don’t like lobster, it might come as a surprise that we attended a lobster dinner with our friends here at the RV park a few days ago. Well, it turns out that Betsy is in … Continued

cadillac mountain

Dinner on Cadillac Mountain

This week we’ve moved north to the Narrows Too Resort in Trenton, Maine on the outskirts of Mt. Desert Island. (Fun fact: despite the spelling, it’s pronounced like the sweet treat, not the vast land of sand and spiky plants. I … Continued

Camden Maine

Camden Hills State Park

Here’s our site at Camden Hills State Park. We’re enjoying the corner location with neighbors only on one side and lots of trees. The only downside is that all those trees means no sun for solar power and we’ve had … Continued

Camden Hills State Park

A Hike & A Lighthouse in Camden

This week we’ve moved a few hours north up the coast to Camden Hills State Park. This park has been on my radar since the Nealys stayed here a few months ago. It’s our very first visit to a Maine … Continued

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Seguin Island Lighthouse

Since we enjoyed our kayaking trip out to the lighthouse in Rockport, we hoped to find a similar adventure for this weekend’s fun outing. With more than 60 lighthouses up and down the coast of Maine, we were bound to find … Continued

Winslow Memorial Park

Winslow Memorial Park

If you’ve never been to Maine, I highly recommend adding it the agenda. Back when we lived in Vermont, Maine was a frequent vacation destination for us. Not only was Maine the closest state for visiting the ocean, but it has the … Continued


We Got Kayaks!

I guess all that time out on the water finally got to us. Only a day after our guided kayak tour out of Rockport harbor we found ourselves back at Northshore Kayaks loading up two new-to-us Wilderness Systems Tsunami kayaks. … Continued

Cape Ann

Cape Ann, MA

This week we’re in Cape Ann, MA. This small, rocky spit of land about 30 miles north of Boston contains the towns of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea. We’re staying in Gloucester at the Cape Ann Campsite about five miles from … Continued