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Megunticook as Sailed

In case anyone is joining us on Megunticook, I wanted to include a map of the lake as sailed: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dXtjmwfdbvEUe5e6IlcjjuJ6Su4&usp=sharing There are three areas of the lake which can be counted on to be dynamic and must be scouted on … Continue reading

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Megunticook Part II

After lunch, we began exploring the lake, now so easy to do with fast ice and good wind.  You really commanded the lake: every inch.  No dead spots.  The boats gliding with the least touch of wind.  We especially had … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Season

Megunticook’s High-Octane Magic

It’s become a chiche:  Bill and I approach each other, totally juiced on  10 minutes of iceboating.  Our hands extended, eyes rolling:  “This is as good as it gets ! ”   And today,  we were utterly truthful.  Ice so smooth.  … Continue reading

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The Morning After

 I hear the snowplow’s rumble  in the muffled grayish dawn  and inside it brings an echo,  a mix of sigh and yawn  in an hour I hear its earthquake  still nestled in, just so  but as I lurch to vault … Continue reading

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Iceboating prospects for Darmiscotta.

Monday and possibly tuesday look good for iceboating….we launched on Sunday from the beach at Darmiscotta Farm. This is to the west of our old boat launch. Access was a little constrained, but should be better monday….trailers were hand rolled … Continue reading

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The Blizzard Deadline

The jungle telegraph was lazily tapping out messages: Bill Buchholz had forsaken iceboating in the high-pressure’s frustrating windlessness and taken up skating with visiting family. Bob Lombardo was, as usual, extolling his recent skates, this time in the Ellsworth area. … Continue reading

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the ice grading wars

Some say four and some say seven a perfect hell or almost heaven we duke it out our fists are raised we’re quick to damn and slow to praise but i’ve never glimpsed the grading book if you can sail … Continue reading

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