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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Sea Kayak Handling

Author: Doug Cooper

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095183

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 3056

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).
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Sea Kayaking

A Guide for Sea Canoeists

Author: Philip Woodhouse

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452508496

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

View: 2949

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.
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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: 4473

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 Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds

Author: Mary Ann Snowden

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781894765541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

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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.
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Complete Sea Kayak Touring

Author: Jonathan Hanson

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071461283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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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.
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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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Scottish Sea Kayak Trail

Author: Simon Willis

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095175

Category: Sea kayaking

Page: 160

View: 6281

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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Wild Swimming Frankreich

Entdecke die schönsten Seen, Flüsse und Wasserfälle Frankreichs

Author: Daniel Start

Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt

ISBN: 3942048531

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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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.
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Canoe & Kayak

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: N.A

View: 8664

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Sea Kayaking in Florida

Author: David Gluckman,Mark Gluckman

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 156164322X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

View: 3133

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.
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Frommer's Great Outdoor Guide to Southern California & Baja

Author: Andrew Rice

Publisher: Frommers

ISBN: 9780028618326

Category: Travel

Page: 354

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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.
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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: 2361

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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Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon

Including the Metro Area and Vancouver, Washington

Author: Rachel Dresbeck,Dave Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780762728404

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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From the rugged beauty of the Oregon coastline, to the best bistros, brewpubs, and night spots of downtown Portland, this guide shows the way. Local authors take readers behind the scenes to discover the real City of Roses, from the thriving arts scene of the Pearl District to the natural wonder of the scenic Columbia Gorge. From the rugged beauty of the Oregon coastline, to the best bistros, brewpubs, and night spots of downtown Portland, this guide shows the way. Local authors take readers behind the scenes to discover the real City of Roses, from the thriving arts scene of the Pearl District to the natural wonder of the scenic Columbia Gorge.
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Hidden Baja

Including Tijuana, Ensenada, Mulege, La Paz and Los Cabos

Author: Richard Harris

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 9781569752913

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 4445

Provides information on sightseeing, lodging, dining, camping, hiking, nightlife, and shopping.
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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: 4882

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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Eskimoleben

Aus dem Norwegischen Übersetzt (Classic Reprint)

Author: Fridtjof Nansen

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260029102

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 338

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Excerpt from Eskimoleben: Aus dem Norwegischen Übersetzt Sdie große %iehnlichteit aller @ßfimoftamme, ihre ab gefonberte Sage anheren %öltern gegenuber unb ihre volle tommenen (c)erate fcheinen auf eine fehr alte Sliaffe hingw beuten, bei her alleß in beftimmten f}'ormen erftarrt ift unh hie fich nur unenblich langfam veranhern farm. 'ahere llmftänhg fprechen fehorh auch wieber gegen hiefe 8lnnahme unb machen e5 wahrfcheinlicher' haß hiefeß weit3erftreute %olt urfprunglich ein fleiner @tamm war, her fich erft in neuerer Seit über hie verfchiehenen, heute von @ßfimoé bewohnten Slanher verteilte. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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