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Piscataqua River Trip and Demo Day

August 6

kayaker near an eddy line

Let’s meet up in on Maine’s border with New Hampshire and ride the tides through the working and historical harbor town of Portsmouth. The Piscataqua River is wonderfully tidal many miles inland and empties a large watershed, which makes this a fun and exciting journey for those able to cope with currents and eddy lines, and maneuver around big boat traffic. We expect paddlers to have reasonable boat control and basic support strokes in order to take advantage of any mild play spots we come across, and enough boat control to be able to stay out of the way of large working boats. We’ll focus on controlling the bow of our kayaks and clearly planning out our position on the water, our route options and safety spots as we paddle past ocean-going commercial boats, schooners, research vessels, working wharfs and original colonial homes. We’ll be riding the tides and resting in the eddies along this journey of approximately 10-15 miles.

All kayak gear, equipment, and lunch are included.

Cost for the 1-day journey: $175 complete. ($125 with your seaworthy boat and gear.)

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August 6
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