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Thanks for the love, Paddler!

By on December 20, 2016
I was delighted to share the story of PaddleQuest with Paddler eZine. Read the full tale of my 1500 mile odyssey here...
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Thanks for the feature, 207!

By on September 16, 2016


John Connelly wanted to do something big as he approached his 60th birthday.

So, he set off on a dream trip. Starting in April, he paddled a canoe the entire length…

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Looking Back on the Quest

By on August 22, 2016

I’ve been back home in Falmouth, Maine for a few weeks now. It was hard to get back into my “normal life” routine of balancing work at Adventurous Joe…

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Storming Home

By on July 1, 2016

I waited out the high winds and thunderstorms at the Inn on Peaks Island, enjoying great food, Shipyard’s new Island Time IPA and time with Nicole who commuted to…

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A note from John

By on June 29, 2016

Finally, I am safely on land and I am dry!

Thanks to you, this has been a most successful and absolutely incredible first-ever 1500-mile, 70-day canoe and kayak expedition linking…

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A note from Nicole

By on June 21, 2016

Hello Paddle Quest 1500 Supporters!

65 days and over 1400 miles later and John is in Portland! Can you believe it?!? Yesterday, the privateer tall ship Lynx fired a cannon…

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New River Beach, New Brunswick to Portland Maine

By on June 21, 2016

Dan Carr and I departed New River Beach Provincial Park in pea soup fog with only 25 yards of visibility. GPS navigation took us past numerous aquaculture salmon pens…

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Fredericton to New River Beach

By on June 7, 2016

So happy to have my Maine friend, Dan Carr, join me for the next few days. Dan is an accomplished sea kayak expedition paddler. The plan is for us…

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Grand Falls to Fredericton, New Brunswick

By on June 1, 2016

Grand Falls on the St. John River in New Brunswick is one of the most spectacular waterfalls you will ever see despite the top several feet having been dammed to create…

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Fort Kent to (almost getting arrested in) Grand Falls New Brunswick

By on May 27, 2016

It was a bit strange leaving Fort Kent because I was no longer on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail with a clear map and exact descriptions for what to…