About Sherry Hanson

Sherry enjoys the outdoors, running, biking and kayaking, traveling, the mountains and the beach. She has published more than 600 articles, taking on anything that interests her these days. Visit her website for more information and a selection of published articles, a few photos, a mention of my poetry: www.sherryhanson.com. After 21 years on the Maine Coast, Sherry relocated to Portland Oregon in 2013.


Kayaking Maine’s Orr’s and Bailey Islands

For thousands of years, humans have gone out on the sea alone in a kayak and experienced what might be the ultimate soul journey on the water. The Orr’s and Bailey Islands are part of the Harpswell Island chain located … Continue reading

Richard Carney: Maine’s Treasure Diver

“It is the hunt that makes me do it,” says Richard (Rick) Carney Jr. of Brunswick, Maine. “Anywhere there were people, there is stuff.” Carney is referring to the thousands of old bottles, crockery items, coins, rings, and clay pipes … Continue reading

Kayaking Netarts Bay, an Oregon Gem

Netarts Bay in Tillamook County on the northwest coast of Oregon is a special place you won’t ever forget. Located between Cape Meares and Cape Lookout, this body of water is an estuary rich in Dungeness crab. Locals and visitors … Continue reading

Building and Maintaining Endurance for Your Sports

Want to have more fun on your upcoming paddling trips? It’s all about building a good base level of endurance so you can go longer and work harder. Don’t get sucked into ads for pills, power bars, drinks and other … Continue reading

Maine Lobster House Run by Kayak

On this day, I paddle off the little sandy beach on Bailey Island, Maine, where I am accompanied by a lobster boat putt-putting its way out to pull traps off the rocky shore.  The air is sultry and the paddling … Continue reading

Doing the Dog Paddle: Tips For Canoeing & Kayaking With Dogs

Going out on the water with your furry friends may not be as far fetched as you might think.  Brutus loves the water, and you love Brutus. Then what better way to spend time together than by paddling with your … Continue reading