South West Sea Kayaking

Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary

Author: Mark Rainsley

Publisher: Echo eBooks Limited

ISBN: 1906095280

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 272

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The south-west coast of England is described in 50 great sea kayaking voyages, from the Severn Estuary to the Isle of Wight. The book also presents all the navigational and tidal information a sea kayaker needs on this section of coast.
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South West Sea Kayaking

Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary

Author: Mark Rainsley

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095051

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 267

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The south-west coast of England is described in 50 great voyages, from the Isle of Wight to the Scilly Isles to the Severn Estuary. As well as describing 50 great kayaking journeys, this book presents all the navigational and tidal information a sea kayaker needs on this magnificent section of coast. This means that it can also be used as a kayaker's 'pilot' for any journey they might wish to undertake in this area. It follows the successful format of other Pesda Press sea kayaking guides, presenting the information in a user-friendly fashion and making good use of maps and colour photographs. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history,geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.
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Welsh Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages

Author: Jim Krawiecki,Andy Biggs

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706180

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 272

View: 7255

A selection of fifty great sea kayak voyages around the coast of Wales. From the Dee Estuary to the Bristol Channel, the Welsh coastline in all its varied guises provides a fantastic playground for the sea kayaker. The fifty journeys selected cover all of the interesting parts of the coast and provide easy sheltered paddles, testing offshore trips for the adventurous and everything in between. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, this book is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.
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Sea Kayak

A Manual for Intermediate and Advanced Sea Kayakers

Author: Gordon Brown

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706173

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 8548

This book is a modern guide to sea kayaking by one of the leading exponents of the sport who is also a highly respected coach in this field. Gordon Brown is a BCU Level 5 sea coach based on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He shares his knowledge with you in his own succinct humorous style and very visual approach. In this book Gordon covers topics of kayaking history, physiology, boat and paddle dynamics, seamanship and navigation, safety and rescue, weather forecasting, caves, rockhopping and tidal races, expeditions and overnighting, as well as a wealth of tips and resources for the sea paddler. This is a visually stunning book printed on 170gsm silk paper filled with top quality photographs. Over seventy photographs and illustrations help to make this an essential modern manual for the sea kayaker.
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Southern Exposure

A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand's South Island

Author: Chris Duff

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780762725953

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9344

An extraordinary account of the author's 1700-mile circumnavigation of New Zealand's South Island by sea kayak, combining high adventure on terrifying seas with an inner journey of the mind.
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Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast

From Northern Oregon to British Columbia's North Coast

Author: Peter McGee

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 192681214X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 4145

This newly updated and expanded guidebook contains everything readers need to know to plan a short or long paddling trip. It features detailed information on more than 30 kayak routes and covers the skill levels required, trip duration, hazards, and which charts and tide tables to purchase. Eighteen regions from Oregon to British Columbia, including sections on the historic Lower Columbia River and rugged Queen Charlotte Strait are explored. Also provides invaluable information about weather, currents, ferry and air travel, equipment rentals, tours, and more.
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Fearless

One Woman, One Kayak, One Continent

Author: Joe Glickman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762783060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Like the instant classic The Last American Man, Fearless is the story of a remarkable individual who accepts no personal limits—including fear. Freya Hoffmeister, a forty-six-year-old former sky diver, gymnast, marksman, and Miss Germany contestant, left her twelve-year-old son behind to paddle alone and unsupported around Australia—a year-long adventure that virtually every expert guaranteed would get her killed. She planned not only to survive the 9,420-mile trip through huge, shark-infested seas, but to do it faster than the only other paddler who did it. As journalist and expert kayaker Joe Glickman details the voyage of this Teutonic force of nature, he captures interminable days on the water and nights camped out on deserted islands; hair-raising encounters with crocs and great white sharks; and the daring 300-mile open-ocean crossing that shaved three weeks off her trip. For 332 days Glickman followed Freya’s journey on her blog—along with a far-flung audience of awestruck, even lovesick, groupies—as she took on one terrifying ordeal after the next. In the end, he says, “her vanity and pigheadedness paled next to her nearly superhuman ability to master fear and persevere.”
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Scottish Sea Kayak Trail

Author: Simon Willis

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095175

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 160

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Scotland's west coast is an undisputed world-class sea kayaking destination. This book challenges the reader to kayak a 500km route, from the Isle of Gigha off the Kintyre peninsula, to the Summer Isles near Ullapool. It can be undertaken in four holiday-sized sections or as one long, glorious journey. The emphasis is on practical advice; how to tackle tricky tidal passages; places to visit; where to source essential information; food re- supply; where to safely leave kayaks overnight; how and when to shuttle vehicles; and the accessibility of public transport. Although camping is an essential element of this journey the book does not identify wild camp sites or even picnic places. It gives sea kayakers enough information to seek out their own adventures and so spread the environmental impact. The history of this country is inextricably linked to the west coast, from the Scoti to the Norsemen, the Lords of the Isles to the Clearances. An historical thread, woven through the text, tells 'Scotland's Story'. There are useful photographs and notes to help identify wildlife without disturbance, plus practical recommendations on wild camping, from minimum impact techniques to Scottish access law. For those who travel the trail in the comfort of their armchairs, there's also the story of the author's own journey. Together you will travel under big skies on imposing seas in the company of seals, dolphins, eagles and gulls. The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail is waiting for you.
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Sit-on-top Kayak

A Beginner's Manual

Author: Derek Hairon

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095027

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 5337

A complete beginner's guide to the sit-on-top kayak. Sit- on-top kayaking is fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it! Paddlers, newcomers and those curious about the sport will find all the answers to their questions in this book. Using colour photos and clear descriptions, this book is the perfect introduction to sit-on-top kayaking. Choosing the right kayak, how to store and transport it, how to get the most fun out of your boat and how to stay safe whilst doing so are explored in detail. Snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving are some of the other activities that benefit from using sit-on-tops and these are also covered.
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Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon

Including Southwest Washington

Author: Philip N. Jones

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594850325

Category: Travel

Page: 237

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Phillip Jones has been exploring the Northwest by canoe and kayak for more than 20 years, and presents his favourite outings in this completely revised guide to paddling the flat-water rivers and lakes of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Most of these trips can be done in a day, although some can be combined for longer journeys. For each trip, you'll find complete information on where to launch, trip rating, distance, best time to go, points of interest, hazards, portages, and more. You'll find outings on the Willamette River and its tributaries, Oregon coastal rivers, the Columbia Gorge and the lower Columbia River, the Oregon Cascades, and southwest Washington. There are also tips on canoe and kayak paddling techniques, safety techniques, what to do if you capsize, transporting boats, and shuttling cars.
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Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina

The Best Trips from Knotts Island to Cape Fear

Author: Pam Malec

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9780762708178

Category: Travel

Page: 179

View: 6629

Each title in Globe Pequot's Guide to Sea Kayaking series presents more than 40 detailed tours, providing paddlers with all the information they need to safely enjoy all of their trips.
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South East England & Channel Islands Sea Kayaking

Author: Derek Hairon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906095505

Category:

Page: 272

View: 7292

Though geographically close the two areas covered in this sea kayaking guidebook are as different in character as it is possible to conceive. The South East of England has a varied landscape of chalk cliffs, pebble beaches, vast expanses of sand, mudflats, and river estuaries. At one extreme the tidal Thames runs through the densely populated City of London and at the other the deserted North Norfolk coast.
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The Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition

Author: Shelley Johnson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071748717

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8252

"...Her writing is clear and concise, sprinkled with bits of humor and many tips gleamed from her years working as a kayak instructor, guide and outfitter." --Sea Kayaker Magazine The first edition of The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook received immediate acclaim with its selection as the Best Outdoor Instructional Book by the National Outdoor Book Award group. Now this book boasts 352 pages with changes throughout to reflect the growth of kayaking as a sport. This book is your first step to adventure on the water, with everything you need to know, from buying a kayak to dressing for the water. Updates include: New photos throughout showing new boats, equipment, stretching, and repair techniques A new section on used boats and how to shop for them Expanded sections on: boat materials section to include the newer laminates; buying a new kayak; use of GPS for navigation; family paddling; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff to include more retrofit and repair information on a wider range of boat and paddle material Improvements in materials and more data on hypothermia; Changes in safety technique descriptions reflecting the new equipment on the market information on stretching, proper posture in a kayak, and easy modifications to kayak seats for more comfortable paddling Topics include: Getting Ready; Kayaks; Accessories and Clothing; Getting to Know Your Kayak; Controlling Your Kayak; Getting Into and Out of the Water; Real Life Paddling; Finding Your Way: Kayak Navigation; Trip Logistics; Group safety; Kayak Camping; Planning Your Dream Trip; Taking Care of Your Stuff
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RYA Powerboating

Logbook

Author: Royal Yachting Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780901501509

Category:

Page: 32

View: 1387

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Discover Kayak Fishing

A Practical Manual, Essential Knowledge for Fishing from Your Sit-on-Top Kayak

Author: Andy Benham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906095222

Category: Fishing

Page: 144

View: 5589

This text is aimed at the angler who has taken up or is curious about kayak fishing. Experienced kayakers will also benefit from the authors kayak fishing wisdom. Topics include: choosing your fishing kayak and equipment, practical tips on modifying your kayak and installing a fish finder, and using handheld GPS and VHF radios.
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Sea Kayaking Guide Brittany

60 Paddles

Author: Veronique Olivier,Guy Lecointre

Publisher: Canotier

ISBN: 9782910197322

Category: Brittany (France)

Page: 319

View: 339

Brimming with local knowledge and practical advice, this guide contains full details of 60 paddles covering the entire Atlantic and Channel coasts of Brittany from Le Croisic to Cancale. Each itinerary is accompanied by a detailed sketch map and contains all the information necessary for a safe and enjoyable day out.
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Canoeing & Kayaking West Virginia

Author: Paul Davidson,Ward Eister,Dirk Davidson,Charlie Walbridge

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press

ISBN: 0897325451

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 7170

Began as a collective effort by members of the West Virginia Wildwater Association in 1965, Wildwater West Virginia emerged as the preeminent guide to whitewater in West Virginia. Now part of a new series and a new name to boot, A Canoeing Guide to West Virginia continues this legacy, guiding boaters of all abilities to over 120 of West VirginiaÕs rivers, creeks and streams. The result of combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, this book gives paddlers all the information they need to paddle rivers safely and confidently: At a glance information helps boaters pick rivers to match their ability and current weather conditions, while river descriptions, gauge and shuttle route information provide additional critical information. More than an encyclopedia of mountain rivers and hydrologic data, Whitewater West Virginia is also a collection of experiences and an introduction to some of the most amazing geography in the east. Destined to ride in the dry bags and glove compartments of paddlers nationwide, this book continues to set the standard for all paddling guidebooks. Some of the rivers profiled include: Gauley River, North Branch of the Potomac, New River, Cheat River, Tygart River, Waites Run, Red Run, Roaring Creek, and Keeney Creek.
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Skye and North West Highlands Sea Kayaking

Author: DOUG. COOPER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906095574

Category:

Page: 264

View: 7244

On the north west coast of Scotland and around Skye there are islands galore, hidden beaches, tide races, great places to enjoy the local seafood and amazing people to meet. All of this set within a fantastic, variable culture of Norse and Gaelic influence that go to make this an area you will return to time and again. Ardnamurchan Point to Cape Wrath, the names of the headlands at either end of the area contained within these pages, even have their own section in the weather forecast. Fifty great voyages are described in a way that is both inspirational and informative. Details of launching and landing sites, tides and potential hazards are provided and the coast is described in exquisite detail. This means that it can also be used as a kayaker's 'pilot' for any journey they might wish to undertake in this area. It follows the successful format of other Pesda Press sea kayaking guides, presenting the information in a user-friendly fashion and making good use of maps and colour photographs.
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Scottish Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages

Author: Doug Cooper,George Reid

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706128

Category: Scotland

Page: 272

View: 8210

A selection of fifty great sea voyages around the mainland of Scotland and the Western Isles.At last, here it is . Scotland's first guidebook for sea kayakers wishing to explore its amazing coastline and magical islands. It brings together a selection of fifty great sea voyages around the mainland of Scotland, from the Mull of Galloway in the SW to St Abb's Head on the east coast, as well as voyages in the Western Isles, ranging from day trips to three day journeys. Illustrated with superb colour photographs and useful maps throughout, it is a practical guide to help you select and plan trips. It will provide inspiration for future voyages and a souvenir of journeys undertaken. As well as providing essential information on where to start and finish, distances, times and tidal information, the book does much to stimulate and inform our interest in the environment we are passing through. It is full of facts and anecdotes about local history, geology, scenery, seabirds and sea mammals. A fascinating read and an inspirational book.
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