Saco River Canoe Adventure
by Ian Maclellan
There is no better way to say “Farewell summer!” then a wild Saco River canoe trip with all your friends. It’s a two day affair, but preparations start months in advance as you dream up floating tables and meta games. You kick off the trip in Central Conway with whatever canoe company you pick. We use Saco Bound so they are obviously the best. The river pulls you downstream at a steady pace and you barely have to paddle. Just when you get comfortable with the leisurely pace though, you have to portage (pronounced pour – taj) your canoe what feels like a mile.
We happened upon this table and I brought my underwater camera housing from Outex just for this picture. I don’t quite trust their housing just yet, so I use a Pingi desiccant inside and tried out plumber’s tape to better seal the threads.
Playing with dry ice:
More reasons to be a vegetarian:
This is a 3D printed remote controlled boat with cans for flotation. I was impressed.
Arlin Ladue and I were the MediaBoat (soon to be our production company…). He made the following video and I took all these pictures.
The next canoe trip I’ve got lined up is going to be much colder and much more strenuous. Arlin and I are planning on canoeing the whole length of the Connecticut River from Quebec to the Long Island Sound.