Spectrum Generations hosting sea kayak class

Another rewarding day on the water in kayaks.
Photo Courtesy of Senior Spectrum
Another rewarding day on the water in kayaks.
Posted Aug. 12, 2011, at 11:49 a.m.

DAMARISOCTTA — How adventurous do you want to be as Maine’s coast presents a spectacular rainbow of summer colors?

Explore one possibility for living an active life as you age. Spend Friday afternoon, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on August 23 touring Muscungus Bay in a sea kayak.

Your instructor will be Glenn ‘Mitch’ Mitchell, co-owner of MidCoast Kayak. Mitch is a registered Maine Guide with over 20 years of experience. MidCoast Kayak will supply all the kayaks and gear that program participants will need for the tour.

Before embarking on your tour of well protected coastal waters Mitch will cover the basics of sea kayaking. This is a perfect trip for beginners as well as individuals and families with some kayaking experience or those who have taken Mitch’s fundamentals of kayaking classes. The group will be paddling out to explore Muscongus Bays’ islands in search of seals, sea birds and fun.

Give yourself, a partner or friend a gift by taking the time to look more closely at our area’s natural world and to see Maine’s coastal foliage from the water.

The three hour tour launches at 1 p.m. from Mid-Coast Kayak’s touring facility at Muscongus Harbor, two miles north of Round Pond, just off of Maine Route 32. This quiet, family run harbor provides ample parking, and is easily accessible. Participant fee: $30. Advanced Registration Required. Call 563-1363 by Aug. 22 to reserve your kayak and place in Mitch’s sea kayaking class/tour for active agers and their family members or friends. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. so that you can select your kayak and be outfitted with all the gear you will need for your tour.

Once you’ve learned the fundamentals of sea kayaking get out on the water and hone your new found skills. How? With the Pemaquid Watershed Association Paddlers: Trips are easy to moderate in difficulty. Participants must provide their own canoe/kayak and wear a personal floatation device. Trips will be canceled if it is raining. All trips are free and open to the public. For information contact Peter Lawrence at (207) 563-7663 or e-mail paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org.

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