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  1. eburgess

    Saguenay Beluga kayak - camping

    Julia, I will p.m. you. Liz
  2. eburgess

    Saguenay Beluga kayak - camping

    August 5th works perfectly for Nancy and me.
  3. eburgess

    Saguenay Beluga kayak - camping

    Hi Julie, Nancy Hill and I will be in Downeast ME until Aug. 4th and were thinking of heading there next. Your proposed dates are perfect timing. We would be interested in joining you!
  4. eburgess

    Kokatat Idol Drysuit

    Thanks for your replies, John and Jonathan. I have an expedition drysuit, but was curious as to how the two piece has performed after being on the market for a couple of years. Looks like I will stick with the drysuit I have.
  5. eburgess

    Kokatat Idol Drysuit

    Lori, thanks for sharing your experience. I kind of like the idea of the two pieces, but the zipper comments have me a little concerned. I have to think also that even with gloves, pogies etc., when paddling in cold weather my hands get cold and dexterity becomes an issue. i guess I will stick with what I have.
  6. eburgess

    Winslow Park Ramp, Freeport, Maine

    Hi Wayne, A friend and I parked overnight at Winslow Park this past weekend. She got in touch with the campground before hand and was told that there is no problem parking overnight this time of year and no fees. The caretaker lives on site and keeps and eye on things; they have never had any problems with car break-ins. Hope this helps! Liz
  7. eburgess

    Squam Lake, Oct 6-8, 2017

    Great paddling with all of you on Saturday. Next year it will be for the whole weekend!
  8. In exploring Traips Academy a little more, it looks like it is farther up the Piscataqua and tomorrow you would be paddling against the incoming tide. One day I will get over there and check it out.
  9. Cathy, I have heard of people launching from Traip Academy in Kittery as an alternative to Pepperrell Cove. From what I understand, it is a public boat ramp that is not far from the cove, accessible at low tide, and can accommodate trailers. I think it is $5 to launch. I have never been there, but have been meaning to scope it out. Might be an option.
  10. eburgess

    Kokatat Idol Drysuit

    Pam, that is very interesting. Was the zipper the cause of the wetness problem? From what I understand, it has to be lined up correctly, and it takes some practice to do it. Thanks for the input.
  11. eburgess

    New Hampshire salt water practice sessions!

    I will join you!
  12. eburgess

    Kokatat Idol Drysuit

    Suz, Thanks for the insight on the Idol drysuit. I never considered that the bottom half of the suit would be cut slimmer than other dry suits made by Kokatat as the measurements listed for each size is the same across each drysuit design. I currently have an Expedition drysuit with a relief zipper. Although I like the suit, as a woman I am always curious about easier ways to handle bodily functions. My other concern about the Idol is the drytop part. I find it very hard to wiggle in and out of drytops. My Expedition drysuit, with its big cross chest zipper, is very easy to get in and out of. Unfortunately, there is no perfect solution for us gals. Liz
  13. eburgess

    Kokatat Idol Drysuit

    The Kokatat Idol drysuit came up in a recent discussion lately about relief zippers or drop seats in women's drysuits (an endless debate). I don't think I have paddled with many people who wear the Idol, and I was curious as to what the paddlers who have it think about it.
  14. eburgess

    Odiorne Sunday, May 28

    I'm in!
  15. eburgess

    New Year's Day Paddle 2017 - Postponed to Monday!

    My 15 year old car finally had too many problems to fix reasonably and I got a new vehicle two days ago. Racks are not on yet, so I will pass on this trip. Have fun and stay warm!