I’M QUINCY KOETZ

An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Chicago. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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Solitude and Muscongus Bay on the Maine Island Trail

On the third day I had completely calm conditions across Muscongus Bay to Owl’s Head which offered plenty of time for photography and musings.  This is part of a series of posts about my 200 mile trip up the coast of Maine by the Maine Island Trail. Previously: Kayaking the Western Rivers and Boothbay Harbor...

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Kayaking Casco Bay: Maine Island Trail Thru-Paddle

This is part of a series of posts of my 200 mile kayaking trip up the coast of Maine by the Maine Island Trail. Today I casted off from Portland and kayaked the Casco Bay. The first leg of a Maine adventure. Previously: My first trip on the Maine Island Trail Casting off in Portland The...

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Prelude to the Maine Island Trail

“You moved to Maine from California? Why?” You wouldn’t be the first to ask.  This is part of a series of posts of my 200 mile kayaking trip up the coast of Maine by the Maine Island Trail. Previously: Introduction to Kayaking the Entire Maine Island Trail First summer in Maine My journeys along the...

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Kayaking the Entire Coast of Maine via The Maine Island Trail

Thru-paddling the coast of Maine from Portland to Machias, 200 nautical miles Somewhere off the coast of Maine Sunrise Coast. Lobster Coast. Bold Coast. Downeast. Acadia. Although it stretches only 230 miles from New Hampshire to New Brunswick, this distance includes Maine’s 3,500 miles of jagged coastline and 3,000 islands surrounded by vici...

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