This comprehensive guide from Kittery to Cobscook is an indispensable resource for anyone who launches a kayak in Maine's coastal waters. Paddlers of all skill levels will find it useful for planning simple day trips to multi-day expeditions.
Dorcas Miller has explored every inch of Maine's rocky coast, and she describes it all in 34 detailed chapters. Here you'll find maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs; trip suggestions; launch sites; information on tides and currents; chart and map references; safety considerations and danger zones; key points of interest; and information on bird and sea life.
A separate chapter on the distinctive natural history of the Maine coast provides information on glacial geology; native birds, plants, and mammals; and the ecology of estuaries, salt marshes, sand beaches, and mudflats. Miller also includes guidelines on responsible low-impact paddling--how to avoid disturbing nesting birds, endangered wildlife, and fragile shoreline vegetation--in order to preserve this natural beauty for generations to come.
|Publisher:||Countryman Press, The|
|Series:||Backcountry Guides Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.88(d)|
About the Author
Dorcas S. Miller has an extensive background in adventure education, environmental advocacy, and natural history. A former Outward
Bound instructor, whitewater guide, Maine Guide, and director of
Maine's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, she has been sea kayaking since 1983. Her books include Kayaking the Maine Coast, Backcountry Cooking, More Backcountry Cooking, and Constellation Finder.