Maine is a state of stunning beauty with rich waterways and lush greenery. And bugs. But enough of that beauty that I keep coming back. This summer we’re visiting a new-to-us part of Maine and are eager to get out and see the sights. Two of my favorite ways to experience a new place are to go fishing and to kayak. My dad found a way to combine both of these things during our vacation when he organized a fishing float trip down the Penobscot River.
We spent eight blissful hours drifting down the river, wrestling with small mouth bass, and dipping our oars into the water on the occasion that we needed to cross over to the perfect bramble of sticks.
The morning started off cold enough – maybe high 40s – with a heavy cloud cover and light drizzle that made for perfect fishing conditions! While I would normally describe this type of weather as total crap, after days where the low temp was in the high 80s this was something to celebrate.
Not to be all “Lysande ear warmers are the best thing ever!” but Lysande ear warmers are the best thing ever! They kept us warm in the morning and we took them off and stashed them in our bags when the sun came out and the clouds dissipated later in the day.
We saw at least three bald eagles and a slew of dragon flies on this catch-and-release fishing trip. Bonus? We were the only boats on the river! To be totally cliche I left feeling like one with nature.
How do you like to orient to a new place? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. Darrell and I are wearing the Pumpkin Spice Wire Ear Warmer and Dad is wearing the Mulled Wine Wire Ear Warmer. Both ear warmers (and more!) will be available for preorder starting this coming Thursday, August 1 in our Kickstarter Campaign!