Adventures in Maine Part 2

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Catamount Realty Group

Ok, Part two of the adventure.
 
After getting back from the pontoon boat ride, I still had a lot on energy left so I decided to go out on the kayak and enjoy some of the waves from the previous boat experience. The water was calm in the cove, however quickly developed into more when approaching the open area. Looking at the impending waves approaching one could only imagine what was to come.
 
As soon as I hit the open waters, the kayak started to get tossed around like a cowboy on a bucking bronco. The waves started to crash on and over the boat. This is what I really love. Progress seemed slow since every time I looked over I saw the land point. Ughh!!!!! I didn't care much because I was I was in my element. There was a small island that I have seen before with two small cabins on it. It was too shall to get close on the other boat, so it was my mission to get up close and personal.
 
The waves continued to crash and on top of that I noticed what appeared to be dark clouds ahead with what further appeared to be rain trailing behind it. HMMMMM. This could be interesting I thought to myself, however the lure of the secret islands with the mystery cabins seemed to tempting to turn around. I pushed forward through the choppy waves and wondered if I should put on the life jacket that was sitting in front of me. I know, stupid not to, however I didn't want to take the risk of tipping over trying to maneuver to get it.
 
The rains hit hard and I was scrabbling to get my phone covered so not to damage it. Talking about a soaking! I was drenched like no tomorrow and must of look pathetic out there on wet cloths, however the goal was set that I must reach the islands. The storm did pass quickly and I turned around to see the most beautiful rainbow that bridged the two sides of the lake like a gateway to the heavens. Of course who could resist taking a picture of that. So braving the elements, I tried to reach the life jacket to get the camera that I had with me. I managed to retrieve it from the pocket and started to turn it o. Keep in mind that I had to let go of the paddle to do this. Well guess what? The wind came along and blew the paddle off the boat. Yes! That is correct, it blew of and into the water it went. Now sitting there staring at the paddle about five feet away was creating a conflict. Do I get the paddle or start taking pictures of the rainbow that was started to disappear because the sun was starting to come out again.

Comments (2)

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Uh oh, up the lake without a paddle!  But what a great shot of the rainbow!  At least you didn't drop your phone in the water.

Aug 12, 2013 12:06 PM
Mark Montross
Catamount Realty Group - Burlington, VT
Listing and Buyer Specialist

Yes, I know! I would rather be stranded without the paddle versus the phone!

Aug 12, 2013 01:11 PM