Kayak Trip: Pushaw Lake to Bangor
~Kayak Trip: Pushaw Lake to bangor~
Date: Early summer, 2000

Earlier this summer I went on a kayak trip (in an Old Town "Loon 138") with the intention of seeing how far I could get. I didn't have any set time or date that I had to be back... just until I decided to stop going. I could have stopped in two days or been gone for a week or even a month. I just wanted to see how far I could get. My only limitations were the amount of food I could pack, I think I had about $50 for more food if I needed it, and how far I could push myself to go. The trip started on Pushaw Lake and ended in Bangor three days later at the docks by the SeaDog in Bangor. It was not lack of food or money that caused me to stop much sooner than I would have liked... it was tendonitis in my left arm. I first noticed it after the first night of paddling into the wind, trying to get to the place I wanted to camp at the other end of the lake before dark. The tendonitis got worse over the course of the trip and by the time I made it down to Bangor it was becoming a real problem so I decided it would be best to stop while I was close to home. After the trip I sent an Email about the trip to some of my friends.. I think I still have a copy. If I do then I'll post it linked to this page...

Overall it was a good trip, just a little disapointing because I had to stop so soon. I would have liked to have been gone at least a couple more days...
The tendonitis seemed to go away after about three weeks.

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