Thoughts and updates from Alice.
Its Hard Work Training to Become a Registered Maine Guide
Training to become a Registered Maine Guide is hard work. Just because you have been an avid outsdoors person, doesn't mean that you have the complete knowledge set to be a great guide. Many people enter a training course in a "guide school" but I offer private personalized training based on your chosen future guide specialty and your existing skills and knowledge.
Canoeing skills especially rescues, perfection of strokes - so that you can explain them to your clients, transporting canoes and the finepoints of teaching others outdoor skills requires outdoor practice. Rainy weather is to be expected when running trips, so training can take place in similiar weather.
These very focused individuals from Bangor and Kennebunkport, Maine have just managed to get back into a very full canoe and rather than turn around and paddle back to shore, decided that if they attempted to do that they would capsize again. So, they are daring each other to keep the boat upright. Safe? Depends on the conditions but for sure they are less likely to suffer effects of cold water exposure inside the boat and paddling than trying to swim it to shore or waiting for another boat to rescue you. Reality? Yes.
If you paddle a hand powered boat, take a class and upgrade your skills especially if looks like you. If you are interested in becomeing a Registered Maine Guide and don't want a group class but one that is private and all about you, give me a call.