Guide to Sea Kayaking in Maine
by Shelley Johnson & Vaughan Smith (The Globe Pequot Press)
© Shelley Johnson & Vaughan Smith/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.
We could not have asked for a better day. I have paddled this group of islands before, but today was the best. We followed the coast south to Spruce Island and then paddled over to Graffam Island. From there we weaved in and out of the many shoals and islands and headed north. The old ship wreck off of Hewett Island was visible, but not much is left of it. We couldn't go under the bridge at Hewett because the tide was too low. I recommend that to paddlers. We lunched on Birch which has wonderful beaches and then paddled over to Birch Point by passing between Dix and High and passing Otter. As we crossed we got to watch the old airplanes doing tricks over Owls Head Transportation Museum. Although we didn't do the east side of Andrews Island, it is quite interesting and can be quite tricky when the wind is blowing. Also, the granite quarries on High Island are interesting.
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