November 21, 2019
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Sea Kayaking Fundamentals & Tour of Muscungus Bay: Hosted by Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center.

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 Wednesday afternoon, August 13 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. touring Muscungus Bay in a sea kayak. Your instructors and Maine Guides from Mid-Coast Kayak will supply all the kayaks and gear that program participants will need for the class and tour. Before embarking on your tour of well protected coastal water Mitch and his team of experts 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 a fundamentals of kayaking class in the past. The group will be paddling out to explore Muscongus Bays’ islands and coves in search of seals, sea birds and fun. Give yourself, a partner, neighbor 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.

Kayaking is a low impact exercise that is easier on the joints then running or aerobics. So stay active, get a great workout and learn how to participate in a outdoor sport that you can enjoy for years to come while enjoying Maine’s spectacular scenery, by picking up a paddle and learning to kayak. The three hour tour launches at 1 p.m. from the Mid-Coast Kayak Shack located to the left of the Musgungus Harbor landing, two miles north of Round Pond Village just off of US Route 32. Participant fee: $35. Advanced Registration Required. Call 563-1363 to reserve your kayak and place in the August 13 sea kayaking fundamentals class/tour for active agers and their family members or friends. Please arrive by 12:45 p.m. so that you can select your kayak and be outfitted with all the gear you will need for your tour. Please remember to bring water, snacks, hats and sunscreen. Dress for comfort and the weather. This is a light rain or shine event.

Once you’ve learned the fundamentals of sea kayaking get out on the water and hone your new found skills. How? With the PWA (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 or high winds are predicted. All trips are free and open to the public. For information contact Peter Lawrence at (207) 563-7663 or e-mail paddlers@pemaquidwatershed.org.

If you’d like more information about this program, Spectrum Generations or to schedule an interview with Maine guide and kayak instructor Mitch Mitchell please contact Marianne Pinkham at (207) 563-1363 or e-mail Marianne at mpinkham@spectrumgenerations.org.