books about: kayaking
Florida Keys Paddling Atlas (Paddling Series)
A detailed color atlas of the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West designed for kayakers and other water enthusiasts interested in shallow water exploration.
Broke, Hungry, and Happy: The Life of Extreme Kayaker, Dave Norell
Aloha Publishing, 2014
Feel the adrenalin rush as Dave Norell plunges over huge waterfalls, gets lost in the Philippine jungles, and experiences carnage in Costa Rica. In need of medical attention, Dave and his extreme kayaking friends trudge through waist-high sugar cane fields full of poisonous snakes, in search of a road that hasn't been washed out by recent flood-waters. Dave and fellow kayakers travel throughout Idaho, British Columbia, other parts of Canada and ...
Paddling Eastern North Carolina
Paul G. Ferguson
"Paddling Eastern North Carolina" is an expanded and updated second edition guidebook to canoeing and kayaking rivers, creeks, and swamps of eastern North Carolina. From exciting whitewater of the Piedmont foothills to quiet blackwater of the Coastal Plain, the guidebook includes over 3,200 miles of paddling trips on 97 streams. The trips are selected from over three-quarters of North Carolina from the Yadkin-Pee Dee Basin to the coast: Some ...
In a tale remarkable for its quiet confidence and acute natural observation, the author of Paddling Hawaii begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak. Paddling North is a compilation of Sutherland’s first two (of over 20) such annual trips and her day-by-day travels through the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Skagway. With illustrations and the ...
Paddle Pilgrim: An adventure of learning and spirit, kayaking the Mississippi River
David Ellingson, 2013
“It had been on my bucket-list since I was a boy and read Huck Finn,” reports Dave Ellingson, college professor and pastor, who paddled the entire Mississippi River in his kayak during the summer of 2012. Paddle Pilgrim chronicles this “adventure of a lifetime” and recounts experiences from basking in a sublime sunset in Minnesota to dancing with a snake on an Arkansas sandbar. In addition to painting a kaleidoscope of vivid word ...
Brushy Mountain Publishing, 2013
"A new breed of action thriller!" When risking your life for thrills gets old, some things are still worth dying for... Adventurer, expert kayaker, and professional river guide Chip Wilson is wrestling with the recent death of his best friend in a kayaking accident when he’s hired to train a team of former Navy SEALs for the whitewater rafting portion of an adventure race. But when he learns the team is secretly training for a covert mission ...
Without a Paddle: Racing Twelve Hundred Miles Around Florida by Sea Kayak
St. Martin's Press
As far as Warren Richey knew, his life was on course. A reporter with a beautiful wife and talented son, Richey couldn’t imagine how it could be any better....Then his marriage falls apart and he can’t imagine how it could be any worse. The divorce leaves Richey questioning everything, while struggling to find a way forward. To get his bearings, he enters the first Ultimate Florida Challenge, an all-out twelve-hundred-mile kayak race ...
Canoe Rig: The Essence and the Art: Sailpower for Antique and Traditional Canoes
You are about to enter a unique world--one of bold, intriguing illustrations and detailed, solid information. It's a world of that will spark your desire to re-examine how the wind might best move your boat. And it will open your eyes to sail and rig configurations you may have never seen. Open this book, and be prepared to travel, sometimes for hours on end. Enjoy a world that comes from the mind and hand of a sailmaker with a gift for teaching ...
Sea Kayaking Illustrated
Frommer's Alaska 2001
Charles P. Wohlforth
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. And avoid tourist traps. At Frommer's, we use 150 outspoken travel experts around the world to help you make the right choices. Frommer's. Your guide to a world of travel experience. Choose the Only Guide That Gives You: Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget. ...
This Water Goes North
From the tranquil farmland waters of Minnesota to the treacherous wilderness rapids of Manitoba, four young men in two old canoes experience an adventure that every kid talks about, but few take. With leaky tents, little experience, and no TV cameras or big-time sponsors, the lads set out in 1979 to paddle 1,400 miles north to Hudson Bay. Why? Why not! Driven by a youthful sense of adventure, they took the chance of a lifetime just to see what ...
Kayak: The New Frontier: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique
Menasha Ridge Press
Completely updated to reflect the latest in paddling equipment and kayak technology, William Nealy's illustrated kayaking manual is as practical as it is dead-on hilarious. Whether detailing hardcore hippy hairboaters or insane youngsters clattering tiny play boats down steep, rocky creeks, Nealy is back and more useful and entertaining than ever. Over 400 illustrations help Nealy break down even the most complex kayaking skills, making ...
Missouri River 340 First Time Finisher
Stephen Jackson, 2013
The Missouri River 340 (MR340), known as the longest non-stop canoe and kayak race in the world, is rated as one of the top 100 American adventures by National Geographic. Covering 340 exhausting miles of the mighty Missouri River, only two-thirds of those paddlers starting in Kansas City, MO finish in St. Charles four days later. What does it take in equipment, training and strategy to complete a race this tough? “Missouri River 340 First ...
Kayak: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique
Menasha Ridge Press
Kayak: The Animated Manual of Intermediate and Advanced Whitewater Technique is an outdoor classic for all of those who want to live on the edge, but safely. Complete with all the details to enhance your whitewater experience, Kayak is a great resource for learning new skills for intermediate and advanced kayakers and learning rescue basics. Plus, all of this is explained in easy-to-read and understand illustrations that are as funny as they are ...
R. M. Patterson
Chelsea Green Pub Co
"A truly enchanting book."- The New Yorker "The excitement, anxiety and hardships are slipped naturally into a story whichconjures up pictures with the effortlessness of good and restrained writing."- The Times , LondonWritten with Patterson's characteristic sharp wit and observation, The Dangerous River chronicles the year he spent battling the frigid temperatures and wild waters along the Nahanni in 1927. Patterson originally traveled to ...
My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir
Susan Fox Rogers
Cornell University Press
In this memoir of the Hudson River and of her family, Susan Fox Rogers writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. Low in the water, she explores the bays and the larger estuary, riding the tides, marveling over sturgeons and eels, eagles and herons, and spotting the remains of the ice and cement industries. After years of dipping her paddle into the waters off the village of Tivoli, she came to know the rocks and tree limbs, ...
Mystic Seafarer's Trail: Secrets behind the 7 Wonders, Titanic's Shoes, Captain Sisson's Gold, and Amelia ...
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
When people think of Mystic, Connecticut, they think of Mystic Pizza. Yet when they visit this quaint seacoast village, they find a lot more than pizza! National Geographic named Mystic one of the top "100 Adventure Towns" in the U.S. Mystic Seafarer's Trail is a historical--and sometimes hysterical--adventure book, which includes little known facts behind Mystic’s pizza, Amelia Earhart's wedding, hurricanes, cemeteries and massacre, plus ...
In the Wake of the Jomon: Stone Age Mariners and a Voyage Across the Pacific
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
The thrilling account of an extraordinary journey in the tradition of Kon-Tiki . In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton was found beside the Columbia River, galvanizing anthropologists with the possibility that prehistoric humans reached North America from Asia by crossing the ocean in small open boats. In this compelling narrative, world-class kayaker and science writer Jon Turk relates his successful attempt to re-create this perilous ...
Ballpark Mysteries #7: The San Francisco Splash
Random House Books for Young Readers, 2013
Time for a seventh-inning stretch! The San Francisco Splash is book #7 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark! Splash! A hit soars over the walls of the San Francisco ballpark on the bay and drops into the water. But then Mike and Kate hear another, much larger splash nearby . . . and this time it's not a baseball. It's a man overboard! And when he's pulled from the water, the ...
Fodor's Kauai (Full-color Travel Guide)
Expanded Coverage: This new edition features expanded beach coverage, with “Best For” rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach. Illustrated Features: Learn all about visiting iconic Napali Coast by land, sea, or air. Other illustrated features teach travelers about geology and the birth of the islands, snorkeling tips, and Hawaii’s unique culture, from lei to luau to hula. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Top ...
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