Super Sunday Sheepscot Paddle!

Scott at the put in, Head Tide.

Scott at the put in, Head Tide.

This Sunday we were fortunate enough to the water level, the weather and the tide all on our side to enjoy a lovely spring paddle from Head Tide to Sheepscot Village on the Sheepscot River. We weren’t 200 yards downstream when we spied a fox scurrying along the riverbank, and about a quarter mile or so downriver we spied a bald eagle studying us from high atop a pine tree. It’s such a bonus to experience wildlife on these paddles!

Scott and Jim enjoying some slow water.

Scott and Jim enjoying some slow water.

The crew for our paddle was my husband Scott, myself, Jim Hines, Jon Hayden and his son Brett. There were broad smiles throughout the trip!

One really cool feature of this particular paddle is watching the river’s progression from a narrow, fresh water, wooded environment to a brackish, wide open, salt water marsh setting – all in a two-hour paddle.

Brett Hayden enjoys the ride in his Dad's canoe

Brett Hayden rides in the bow of his dad's canoe. This is an excellent paddle for families of all ages. Photo courtesy of Jon Hayden.

And of course, no paddle is complete without a little reward of great food and delicious beer!! Scott and I hopped down to one of our favorite ‘after paddling’ spots, Sarah’s in Wiscasset, to enjoy the great food, great beer, and our buddy Greg behind the bar!

Sarah's in Wiscasset is one of our favorite after paddling spots!

Sarah's in Wiscasset is one of our favorite after paddling spots!


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