Essex River Basin Adventures

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Essex, MA 01929


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Kayaking Blog

June 23, 2017

A sunrise bike ride by the Parker River 

I learned this week that my town is an aromatic smorgasbord.  An early morning bike ride introduced me to the lingering smoke of last night’s barbecue, the wind-blown sweetness of pine, the low-tide whiff of mud that makes t...

September 30, 2016

                                      Crocs on crocs on crocs. Credit: Liz Jones / Flickr Creative Commons

During my first year at ERBA I paddled wearing a pair of Timberland water...

September 5, 2016

Life is hard. Sure, the T-shirts say Life is Good and, it is, but let’s be honest: It’s hard. It’s messy and chaotic and balls get dropped and people want things and you can’t do everything in time enough to make everyone happy.

It can’t be done.

The phone is always...

August 14, 2016

One Christmas when I was young my grandmother gave my father a book, a field guide titled The Birds of North  America.  Never in my life have I known my father to be a bird watcher.  As far as I could tell my Dad was indifferent, at best, to the wildlife around us.  I...

August 8, 2016

        I should get this out of the way up front.  I’m not from Essex.  I don’t live in Essex.  In fact when I first came to Essex I wasn’t even looking to kayak.  Of course, it was December.  I came to town looking to shop for antiques for my...

July 17, 2016

Let's get one thing out of the way first. You can do this. We have a lot we want to cover in this blog. We want to introduce you to Essex and Ipswich. We want to share the history and the culture. We want you to come and enjoy a platter of fried clams. But more than an...

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