South West Sea Kayaking

Isle of Wight to the Severn Estuary

Author: Mark Rainsley

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095051

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 267

View: 4319

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.

Sea Kayak Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds

Author: Mary Ann Snowden

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781894765541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 3901

For the experienced and novice alike, this comprehensive guide leads paddlers through some of the best kayaking waters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Twenty trips are outlined, covering prime paddling destinations within Barkley and Clayoquot sounds, including the Deer Group, the Broken Group Islands, and Vargas, Flores and Meares islands. Each trip is headed with important information on tides, currents, safety considerations and launching. Included in each route description is practical information on the different land jurisdictions, campsites, suitable landings and paddling conditions. Sidebars embellish the history of shipwrecks, examine the Nuu-chah-nulth people and introduce interesting characters like Salal Joe and Fred Tibbs. Others detail some of the natural history of the west coast with topics ranging from grey whales to barnacles. This edition also provides well-researched information on the parks in the area, including Pacific Rim National Park and several parks within the BC Parks system.

Sea Kayak Handling

Author: Doug Cooper

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 2517

A practical guide that will help you to master the skills needed to manoeuvre a sea kayak efficiently. For beginner and intermediate paddlers. Doug draws on his personal and coaching experience to help the reader master sea kayak handling skills and techniques. Accurate sequential photos and simple concise language make the descriptions easy to follow and understand. The foundation skills of posture, connectivity (how your body is connected to the kayak), power transfer and learning to 'feel' how the boat responds, are explored initially. The author then goes on to tackle forward paddling, keeping the kayak on course, reverse paddling, edging, turning on the spot, forward turns on the move, reverse turns on the move, stern rudders, moving sideways, support strokes, and the use of skegs and rudders. Sea Kayak Handling is recommended as support material for the British Canoe Union 3 and 4 Star (Sea) awards. (The 1 star is a novice 'encouragement' award, the 2 star covers basic generic kayak skills, the 3 star basic/intermediate sea specific skills and experience, and the 4 star covers intermediate sea specific skills and leadership in moderate conditions).

Sea Kayaking

A Guide for Sea Canoeists

Author: Philip Woodhouse

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452508496

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

View: 3183

In Sea Kayaking, , comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere, Philip Woodhouse, Australian paddler and Royal Australian Air Force veteran, shares his years of experience, technical training, and military teaching skills. What began as a personal reference was soon developed as a training manual, recommended by the Victorian Sea Kayak Club to its membersand East Coast Kayaking to their patrons and Australian Canoeing students. Sea Kayaking covers boat design, kit requirements, paddling skills, health and well-being, meteorology, the ocean environment, navigation, communications, conservation andminimal-impact camping, conservation, seamanship, electrical bilge pumps, solar panels, light sources, boat repairs, leadership, risk management, basic safety and survival strategies , as well as a brief overview about the history and various types of canoeing.. There is also a comprehensive glossary to assist the reader in understanding the terms and concepts discussed in the main text. Woodhouse’s work differs from most manuals about sea kayaking in that it is written from the perspective of someone who paddles the Southern Hemisphere. As such, the major differences between the two hemispheres—weather patterns, navigation, laws, and terminology—are discussed, as well as compared to their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. In the end, paddling skills are paddling skills, hypothermia is hypothermia, and twenty-five-knot winds are twenty-five-knot winds. A three-metre tidal range can still produce a long haul across mud flats when the tide is out—and landing through two-metre surf is still scary (though a lot of fun), no matter where you paddle.

Welsh Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages

Author: Jim Krawiecki,Andy Biggs

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706180

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 272

View: 819

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.

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: 6701

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.

Canoe and Kayak Routes of Northwest Oregon

Including Southwest Washington

Author: Philip N. Jones

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594850325

Category: Travel

Page: 237

View: 2871

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.

Complete Sea Kayak Touring

Author: Jonathan Hanson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071461283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 753

Complete Sea Kayak Touring is the perfect guide for the newly proficient sea kayaker who's ready to move on to the next level of adventure. It covers everything from boats and gear to paddling techniques, rescues and recoveries, navigation, planning and provisioning, camping and cookery, cold-weather paddling, and more.

Auf Schneeschuhen durch Grönland (1894)

2. Band, mit 159 Abbildungen

Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954274973

Category: Transportation

Page: 464

View: 1657

Mit der berühmten Grönland-Expedition, durchgeführt in den Jahren 1888 und 1889, gelang Nansen erstmals der Beweis, dass Grönland vollständig mit Eis überzogen ist. Dieses von ihm selbst verfasste Buch über die Expedition aus dem Jahre 1894 war seinerzeit eine Sensation und ist auch heute noch an Authentizität schwer zu überbieten.

Sea Kayaker's Guide to New Zealand's South Island

Author: Alex Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869660093

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 160

View: 1635

With its numerous inlets, bays and lakes, the upper and central South Island offers a wealth of opportunities for easily accessible, sheltered paddling. Add the fantastic scenery, particularly in the Marlborough Sounds and the central lakes to the mix and it is no wonder that the number of sea kayakers are growing as more and more people discover the pleasures of this enjoyable and rewarding activity. Detailing more than 90 kayaking tours, spread over nine regions, with over 25 useful maps and 16 pages of full colour photographs, this companion volume to Sea Kayaker's Guide to New Zealand's Upper North Island presents the beginner as well as the experienced kayaker with specific information on trip preparation, radio frequencies, marine map and chart recommendations, the easiest way to reach your launch site, and a few helpful camping tips along with some general information on safe kayaking practices. The author's many years of experience of kayaking in the South Island also enables him to offer a 'stroke by stroke' commentary on places of interest along the way to one's destination of choice. Regions covered: Golden Bay; Abel Tasman National Park; Tasman Bay; Marlborough Sounds; North-east Coast; Banks Peninsula; Canterbury to Otago; Mackenzie Country and the West Coast.

Scottish Sea Kayak Trail

Author: Simon Willis

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095175

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 160

View: 1747

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.

Sea Kayaking in Florida

Author: David Gluckman,Mark Gluckman

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 156164322X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

View: 4909

This revised guide to a fast-growing water sport is for both novices and experienced kayakers. Whether you want to fish or just watch wildlife, sea kayaking offers new ways to enjoy Florida's hidden bays and open oceans. You'll find the latest information for a kayaking adventure: boats, camping, clothing, and gear, as well as an expanded list of boat liveries and outfitters. Learn about the birds, wildlife, and coastal vegetation you can expect to see as you paddle Florida's coasts. In this new edition you'll find new maps and campsite guides to the Big Bend Sea Grasses Saltwater Paddling Trail, as well as an expanded trail itinerary allowing you to see even more of Florida's "nature coast." There are also additional tips, maps, and campsite locations for paddling the open water of the Everglades. Though the Everglades and the Big Bend are the two most important paddling areas of the state, the rest of the coastline is also described, highlighting Florida's history and geography.


Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845720395

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 2602

Fritdjof Nansen, wohl einer der bekanntesten Polarforscher, unternahm 1888 die erste erfolgreiche Expedition zur Durchquerung Grönlands. Während dieser Forschungsreise verbrachten er und sein Team viel Zeit mit den grönländischen Eskimos, deren Lebensweise, Traditionen und Kultur Nansen faszinierten. Im vorliegenden Band gibt er diese Erfahrungen und tiefen Einblicke wieder, von den Jagdmethoden über die soziale Struktur, Moralvorstellungen und Religion bis hin zu Ernährungsgewohnheiten und kulturellen Erzeugnissen. Angesichts der zunehmenden Assimilierung der Inuit in die moderne Zivilisation und der damit einhergehenden Entfremdung vom eigenen kulturellen Erbe stellt Nansens Werk ein wichtiges Zeugnis der Lebensweise der Ureinwohner Grönlands dar. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Nachdruck der deutschsprachigen Originalausgabe.

The Baja Adventure Book

Author: Walt Peterson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobile travel

Page: 278

View: 6135

A where-to, how-to guide to one of the most interesting places on earth, describing the full spectrum of adventure available in Baja California, Mexico. Scuba diving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating, bicycling, and windsurfing are just some of the exciting activities covered. THE guide to outdoor activities in Baja.

Canoe & Kayak

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: N.A

View: 8148


Wild Swimming Frankreich

Entdecke die schönsten Seen, Flüsse und Wasserfälle Frankreichs

Author: Daniel Start

Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt

ISBN: 3942048531

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 6448

Dieser sensationelle und vollkommen neuartige Reiseführer führt uns an wilde Seen, Flüsse und Wasserfälle in Frankreich und lässt uns das Land mit ganz neuen Augen sehen. Die Côte d'Azur zu überlaufen, der aufgewühlte Atlantik gut zum Surfen, jedoch weniger gut zum Schwimmen – aber das französische Binnenland bietet spektakuläre Badestellen, von deren Existenz wir gar nichts wussten. Ist das wirklich Frankreich und nicht Costa Rica? Drei Sommer lang bereiste der Traveler, Autor und Verleger Daniel Start mit seiner Frau das Land. Herausgekommen ist ein Brevier magischer Orte, genau solcher Orte, nach denen wir immer suchen, wenn wir auf Reisen sind. Denn in der Natur schwimmen ist eine der seltenen Dinge, die uns ein tiefes Gefühl der Verbundenheit mit der Natur – und mit uns selbst verschaffen.

Frommer's Great Outdoor Guide to Southern California & Baja

Author: Andrew Rice

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780028618326

Category: Travel

Page: 354

View: 5022

Think of this guide as "one-stop shopping" for adventurous travelers and outdoor enthusiasts--you'd have to buy dozens of different single-sport guidebooks to find all the information that's right at your fingertips in this complete, all-purpose compendium of outdoor information.Within each region, readers will find a directory of the best things to do and the best places to do them: sea kayaking the Sea of Cortez; mountain biking to a painted Indian cave; hiking the badlands of Death Valley; chartering a yacht and exploring the Channel Islands; and rock climbing the famed walls of Joshua Tree National Park. From bird watching to big-wave surfing, there are outings here for readers of all ages and skill levels. Packed with logistical advice, detailed maps, and complete camping and lodging information for each region, Outside Magazine's Adventure Guide to Southern California & Baja will provide travelers with memorable adventures and will serve as a cherished resource, to be used again and again.

Sea Kayaking Northern California

Author: Demece Garepis

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780070405967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 199

View: 4006

A complete guide to touring Northern California by kayak, with suggested ocean, bay, and lake trips. Includes all you need to know: regional weather and waters, navigation and rules of the road, trip ratings for difficulty and time, campsites, and much more. Maps and an excellent bibliography are also included.