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Thread: Hi From New England

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
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    New England USA
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    Default Hi From New England

    Just wanted to take a minute and introduce myself. I live in central New England USA. I have been a recreational paddler/canoe fisherman for around 14 years. Ponds, lakes, flatwater rivers that type of stuff usually with my wife and 2 boys now 18 and 14. I have joined to get more information about canoeing and in particular camping from a canoe as I am planning on participating in a 100 mile canoe trip august 2009. At this point my longest trip has been 8 miles round trip on a large lake with rough weather blowing head on for 1/2 the trip.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2006
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    Hi and welcome along from the other side of the pond.

    Looking forward to some pics from your trips in New England.
    Chris


  3. #3
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    Sep 2007
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    I can see water from my loft, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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    Hi and welcome.

    New England is the place I first used an open canoe. It was in my uncles canoe at his cabin in the north of Vermont 21 years ago.

    Cheers,
    Mark

  4. #4
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    Feb 2009
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    New England USA
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    After I make a few more posts I will be able to post pictures until then I will keep you wondering.Until the I added an avatar of a trip to nortern maine I am in the bow seat.
    Last edited by cheapeats; 21st-February-2009 at 01:45 AM.

  5. #5
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    Lochwinnoch, Scotland
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    Welcome to Song of the Paddle.

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of your trips from New England
    John

  6. #6
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    Feb 2009
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    New England USA
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    The first batch of pictures are from the pemadumcook chain in northern maine USA. During the 1920's the paper company built a dam that would be use dto provide hydro power to the paper company. It flooded 5 lakes and a portion of the penobscot river together forming the fifth largest lake in maine. Portions are in habited but the majority is wild, black bears moose, bald eagles and the like. On a busy weekend we may see 3 or 4 other boats.
    Paddling out to visit a good sandy beach most of the lake is very rocky

    morning fog starting to lift

    Hazy sunset

    my truck loaded with 3 kayaks and 2 16 ft canoes

    This is a favorite picture taken by a friend It is my avatar and I am in the bow seat we are paddling back from a sunset trip

  7. #7
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    Feb 2009
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    near wolverhampton
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    Default welcome

    hello and welcome , great photo,s .

  8. #8
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    Lochwinnoch, Scotland
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    Looks like great paddling country.
    John

  9. #9
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    Dec 2008
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    Hi and a very warm welcome from the west coast of Scotland.....Raymond.

  10. #10
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    Feb 2009
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    New England USA
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    I just realized that the first 3 pictures are of the same view on different days in different years. It is great paddling country provided the wind isn't up.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2007
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    South Lakes
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    Default Welcome

    Good to have you along for the trip.

    TGB
    May the gentleness of morning, greet your silent passage through endless waters...

    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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