Canoeing in Maine- A Memoir
In 1976, Jim bought the canoe- an Old Town Tripper. He came up with the idea to go to Maine, too, a great idea.
Backcountry trips require a lot of planning and preparation and a certain degree of skill. We bought maps and guidebooks, made lists, purchased equipment, tied flies, and went canoeing every weekend. We learned how to paddle the hard way. Hell yeah, it was rugged falling into those ice-cold rapids, but it was tremendously exciting and oh, so much fun!
Make camp, break camp. Make camp, break camp. It quickly becomes a routine on a canoe trip. Layover days are luxuries, to be savored and appreciated. Most days are spent paddling.
Youth passes. Responsibilities grow. I look back on my days paddling in Maine and the rest of New England with fondness, knowing I will probably never paddle there again.
All photos were shot with a Konica Auto-S and a Canon AE-1 with a 50 mm lens between 1976 and 1980. Film was most likely a mix of Kodak Plus-X and Tri-X but honestly, I can't remember.
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