Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Wrapping It Up / Hibernation

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Bummer.
I missed out on the fun this year as both a photographer and spectator, mostly because of an out-of-state trip and other scheduling problems.

I was a no-show at the first five whitewater races of the season in Maine (St. George, Passy, Souadabscook, Marsh Stream and yes, the Big K) and I hope this doesn't happen next year! The whitewater season doesn't seem to last long enough.



On the other hand, I did manage to renovate and update the canoe race website and I've received a lot of positive feedback, which was great. The addition of a presence in social media (Facebook and Twitter) seems to be going well.

On Facebook, for example, the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race page has surpassed 2,000 "likes"...and it's growing. Information, updates and photos are now shared quickly and effectively, judging by my stats. All very cool and there's more to come (hint: videos).



I wish everyone a safe and fun spring/summer. And if you are looking to participate in other exciting canoe and kayak races in Maine, do visit the website of the Maine Canoe & Kayak Racing Organization, where they keep a full listing of race throughout the 2013 season.

Hope to see you next year. Until then, keep your paddle in the water!

PS - Wait. There is one more thing. This.

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Out Of Hibernation

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The Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race blog is out of hibernation for another spring season!

The groundhog told us that spring would come early this year, but I'm skeptical. Seems like every weekend we have another snowstorm to contend with. But that might be a good thing for stream water levels in April. We'll see!

I decided to start off 2013 with a brand new design for the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race website. This blog, which used to be a standalone site, is now fully incorporated into the Kenduskeag "mother ship". So if you are reading this on Blogger, please know that it looks a bit nicer on the canoe race website. At least I think it does. More later!

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ZZZZZ...

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The puppy is going back into hibernation until February 2011.

Normally I shutter up the blog in May, but I'm getting an early start this year because Bangor Parks & Recreation has already released the 2010 race results.

Couple of notes before I cast off:

Prints & photos can be purchased from my website year round. Visit my Kenduskeag race photo galleries anytime!

There were many other photographers "working" the race this year and I think that's great. It gives the paddlers many more choices. In my particular case, it's the print sales which keep the Kenduskeag website running, so I appreciate your support!

The Facebook page for the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race was a resounding success. As of this writing, over 950 people became "fans" of the page. Thanks to everyone who posted pictures, videos, comments and questions.

Check out the other canoe & kayak races in Maine on the MaCKRO website. I plan to participate in some of these races throughout the summer (in addition to all of the recreational tripping I do on rivers and lakes).

Hope to see you next year. Until then, keep your paddle in the water!

- Michael Alden

To Darren Gray in Moncton, NB: the sleeping pup will wake up again before you know it.

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See You On The Stream In 2010

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This blog is going into hibernation until March, 2010.

There are many canoe & kayak races throughout the summer in Maine - so be sure to check out the race calendar at the MaCKRO website.

Keep your paddle in the water!

-Mike

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