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Guide to Sea Kayaking in North Carolina: The Best Trips from Knotts Island to Cape Fear
Pam Malec
0762708174
April 1901
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Book Description
Details 40 sea kayaking tours along the coast and in the inland waterways of North Carolina. Mile-by-mile descriptions, maps, trip ratings, and much more.


Sea Kayaking Maryland's Chesapeake Bay
Michael Savario
0881505676
Feb 2004
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Book Description
The first and only sea kayaking guide to the Chesapeake Bay region offers information and guidance for 30 paddling trips. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles and drains parts of six states and Washington, DC. Along with its 400-plus rivers and creeks, the Chesapeake boasts 4,600 miles of tidal shoreline suitable for kayaking. Sea kayaking is booming in the Chesapeake region, and the state of Maryland is fully supporting paddlers in finding access and creating routes and safe places to explore. This new guide will describe dozens of trips along the Eastern and Western shores, in the Bay proper, and in its tributaries. Trip descriptions will include important information on put-ins and take-outs, winds, and currents, equipment, paddling techniques, and safety issues. The authors enliven their...


Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak: One Woman's Journey Through the North West Passage

0888012187


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Canadian Geographic
"Utterly astonishing...An improbable journey, an amazing woman."

The Montreal Gazette
"A Fluid, often lyrical tribute to the land and its people... [a] magnificent narrative."

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Sea Kayaking Virginia
Andrea Nolan
0881506281
July 2005
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A richly detailed guide to 30 of the best sea kayaking day trips spanning the coastline of the Old Dominion. A veteran paddling guide offers her favorite routes and insights gleaned from years of experience. Spanning the length of the coastal plain, this guide includes the Chesapeake's tidal tributaries, the eastern shore, and the blackwater cypress swamps of the south. Each route description goes beyond access points and paddling notes to include estuarine ecology, social and natural history, and sidebars covering a variety of topics from gear to wildlife sightings to local highlights. Beginning and experienced kayakers will appreciate the depth of information, including geographical, wind, weather, tidal, and safety issues. A brief introduction to other area trips effectively doubles the number of trip locations to...


The Kayak Companion: Tips, Techniques, and Guidance for Paddling All Types of Water from One of America's Premier Kayakers
Joe Glickman
158017485X
April 2003
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Book Description
You can tell kayaks are cool, writes Joe Glickman, by the number of times they appear in advertisements for SUVs and beer. Today these sleek, fast watercraft are more popular than they have ever been in their 10,000-year history.

In THE KAYAK COMPANION, Joe Glickman, a two-time member of the U.S. National Marathon Kayak Team, teaches beginners the basic techniques for all kinds of kayaking - sea, touring, and recreational. For more experienced kayakers, he offers expert advice on how to navigate in all kinds of waters and weathers. And kayakers of every skill level will appreciate Glickman's candid assessments of the various types of boats; how to read a compass; troubleshooting in lousy weather; and how to deal with lightning, big fish, and marauding powerboats.

As Glickman discusses kayaking techniques, he...



A Sea Kayakers Navigation Primer

0971734208


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Book Description
"A Sea Kayakers Navigation Primer' is written in a simple manner to teach basic kayak navigation. Even though there are many different ways and tools that can be used to navigate your kayak, one must still learn the basic concepts. This book will help you to understand those concepts.

From the Author
Like many others, Ray initally had a hard time with the complex subject of kayak navigation but knew he needed to learn it in order to progress. Grinding through the material available at the time, Ray condensed and filtered it to some basic concepts. Writing a series on kayak navigation for ANorAK magazine produced many letters stating that it helped the readers tremendously. Realizing the articles were helpful for many, Ray used them as a base and expanded it to 128 pages and 65...


Sea Kayaking
Jonathan Hanson
0393320707
March 2001
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Book Description
Outside Books introduces a unique series of international sport/travel guides: your favorite adventure sports, our top picks--worldwide--of where to pursue them. Twenty-five of the most spectacular coastlines spanning the seven seas from the Northwest Territories to Baja, from the Great Barrier Reef to the Everglades, from the Greek Isles to Tierra del Fuego, from the Red Sea to Fiji. These are just a few of the prime waters author, naturalist, and sea-kayaking guide Jonathan Hanson has explored over fifteen years. Like no other adventure sport, sea kayaking takes you to secret places rarely seen by humans, though often teeming with wildlife. Readers will learn how to see powerful orcas off the coast of British Columbia, dolphins racing across the Sea of Cortez off Baja, beluga whales cruising the Arctic Ocean, gray...


Kayaking the Inside Passage: A Paddling Guide from Olympia, Washington to Muir Glacier, Alaska

0881506427


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The Inside Passage is something of a holy grail for contemporary sea kayakers. It is without question the most scenic and challenging paddling trip in North America. Kayaking the Inside Passage will aid kayakers both in planning and in carrying out paddling trips on the rugged Pacific artery that runs along the western edge of North America.It is a complete through-trip guide to sea kayaking the entire 1,300-mile length of the Inside Passage along one select route with some alternate variations. This route runs from Olympia, Washington, past Vancouver Island and up through Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. No other paddling guide covers the entire length of the Inside Passage. There are 33 maps, 50 photos, and pen-and-ink illustrations. Miller includes complete historical and natural background along with...


The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build
Nick Schade
007057989X
March 31, 1998
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Review
Sea Kayaker : ``Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip building to the art of graphic design in wood''

Sea Kayaker
"Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip building to the art of graphic design in wood"

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Complete Book of Sea Kayaking
Derek C. Hutchinson
0762728256
January 2004
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Book Description
Discover the excitement and adventure of paddling on the open sea. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of the bestselling Complete Book of Sea Kayaking is a comprehensive guide for the beginner and an invaluable reference source for the seasoned veteran. From basic strokes and techniques to advanced rescue maneuvers, kayak history to boat design, this is the fundamental book for all sea kayakers.

With this book in hand readers will learn about choosing a kayak and paddle, launching, how to outfit themselves, advice on kayak strokes, maneuvers, navigation, equipment, and the newest technology. This new edition contains additional material on the history and origins of the kayak as well as new information on navigation. The chapters on strokes and techniques have been expanded considerably and now present...


Kayaking the Keys
Kathleen Patton
0813025796
Dec 2002
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Book Description
Spanning the 200-mile stretch of the Florida Keys, this field guide to the entire island chain highlights 50 paddling adventures, many for canoeists as well as kayakers. Trips include short paddles suitable for beginners and children, half-day trips as well as day-long and overnight excursions. Kathleen Patton provides an overview of the region's environment, describing its terrestrial and marine habitats. She covers equipment needs, safety concerns, weather patterns, and adapting tide tables for specific areas. Trips are arranged geographically, beginning near Miami at the top of the Keys in Biscayne National Park and stretching 73 miles past Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park. Each profile includes directions to the launch site, estimated paddling time, kayak rental availability, a detailed itinerary, and a...


Frommer's Alaska 2006
Charles P. Wohlforth
0764596616
December 2005
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go— they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's Alaska features gorgeous color photos of the spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife that await you in America's last frontier....



Guide to Sea Kayaking in Central and Northern California: The Best Day Trips and Tours from the Lost Coast to Morro Bay
Roger Schumann
0762703822
February 1999
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Book Description
This book guides kayakers to more than 40 trips, with more than 100 route alternatives, in some of the most spectacular and wildlife-rich marine habitats on the planet. Designed for kayakers of all skill levels from beginner to expert, this guide gives mile-by-mile descriptions of the routes, including prominent landmarks and interesting places along the way.


Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble
Matt Broze
0070084998
May 1997
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Book Description
This riveting book offers 20 harrowing, real-life tales of sea kayaking accidents that will not only keep readers on the edge of their seats, but also instruct them with potentially life-saving lessons.

From the Back Cover

"For many of us a kayak is the means by which we can take in the full measure of the rich coastal environment. But the environment where air, water, and land meet is notoriously variable, and the intimate connection a kayak provides with that environment leaves us exposed and vulnerable to forces that can easily overpower us. . . . Paddlers who invest time and effort and fully engage their senses not only have a greater degree of safety--they discover more of the subtle textures of the waterways they travel."--from the Preface by Christopher Cunningham...



The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler, Second Edition
David Seidman
0071362371
December 6, 2000
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Canoe
"... Seidman provides what so many so-called experts have not: a good, basic book about sea kayaking graced with a friendly, enthusiastic voice." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Sea Kayaker
"... does a good job of demystifying our sport and making it accessible for novices." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Complete Guide to Sea Kayak Touring
Jonathan Hanson
0070262047
Apr 1998
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Book Description
If you're a sea kayaker who dreams of heading over the far horizon, this guide is a must. It is the comprehensive manual for planning the ideal sea kayaking expedition, covering everything from provisioning, gear, navigation, and bivouacking, to kayak sailing. Included: sidebars for fabulous destinations from Baja to Newfoundland.

From the Back Cover

Enticed by that bay just around the point? Need to figure out how to pack your boat for that first overnight trip? This guide is a must. Complete Sea Kayak Touring is a how-to guide for paddlers who have a working knowledge of the basics and are looking to expand and build on their experience. Written by a former kayak touring guide who has paddled everywhere from the Arctic to Baja California, Complete Sea Kayak...



Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition
Ralph Diaz
0071408096
February 27, 2003
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From Booklist
Diaz's guide is sensibly divided into three parts, corresponding to the preliminaries, acquiring knowledge and skill, and actual practice and use. Besides all phases of kayak operation, Diaz discusses taking a folding kayak through customs, and considers such operational details as how to distribute equipment in the boat for best operation. He also includes a look at the history of sea kayaking, all the technical tips the novice kayaker is apt to need, tips for where and how to enjoy the freedom and excitement of kayaking, and even a bibliography, which is rare for a recreation book. Libraries with collections on either individual sports or water sports would do well to add this handy, clear, and entertaining guide. Mike Tribby --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Sea Kayaking
John Loots
0811729214
September 2004
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Book Description
150 color photos 8 x 10 Basic guide to one of the fastest growing paddlesports The popularity of sea kayaking has grown enormously in recent years, but the sport requires different equipment and skills than running rivers. This richly illustrated guide will help paddlers of any level choose a boat from the myriad of new designs and materials and to learn techniques for reading water and navigating tides, currents, and waves. It also instructs in the basic skills of rescue, emergency repair, and first aid, and provides a guide for planning trips. Johan Loots is chairman of the Sea Kayaking Association of South Africa and has 30 years experience as a paddler. He owns Real Cape Adventures, a touring company specializing in sea kayaking, and Sea Kayak Productions, a kayak manufacturer. This is his second book.


Sea Kayaking
Shelley Johnson
0070329559
May 1998
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Book Review
Novice paddlers and seasoned veterans alike will find this a highly readable and eminently sensible guidebook to the essentials of safe and enjoyable sea kayaking. Forget the macho approach--this is an instructional for women, written by a woman. Basing her instructive technique on the premise that women hail from the "talk it over and think it through first" school of outdoor learning, author Shelley Johnson's tone is friendly and conversational. Whether discussing useful ways to carry and transport a kayak, getting in and out of it, or staying afloat, she is quick to offer supportive, practical advice. Yes, for instance, proper paddling techniques are difficult to master; but with the easy-to-follow captioned photographs provided, forward, backward, turning, and support strokes are a whole lot easier to...


Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast
Tamsin Venn
1929173504
June 2004
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Book Description
Now completely revised and updated, with a new design that's easier to use, Sea Kayaking along the New England Coast offers the best of New England ocean paddling in one handy guide.


Sea Kayaker's Savvy Paddler
Doug Alderson
0071362037
Mar 2001
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Book Description
500+ easy-to-digest tips for making sea kayaking safer and more enjoyable Drawn in part from the popular "Tips" column appearing in Sea Kayaker magazine, SEA KAYAKER'S SAVVY PADDLER arms novice and expert paddlers alike with helpful, tested-and-refined-in-the-field advice. The tips and techniques are inventive, yet head-smackingly simple: for example, convert an old CD into a signal mirror; use a drinking straw to suck the air from bread bags to add days of freshness. These great ideas are complemented by practical discussions of such things as how to pack a kayak for a multi-day trip, lists of essential touring items, advice on choosing the best paddling boat or partner, recipes for quick meals on the water or in camp, and much more. Tips are organized into sections for ease of access: * Major purchases *...


Frommer's Vancouver and Victoria 2006
Donald Olson
0764589288
January 2006
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Book Description
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here. The lowdown on Vancouver's hottest restaurants, Whistler's newest sports, Victoria's spas, and world-class wilderness destinations within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions

Find great deals and book your trip at Frommers.com

From the Back Cover
Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here. The lowdown on Vancouver's hottest...



Sea Kayak Rescue: The Definitive Guide to Modern Reentry and Recovery Techniques
Roger Schumann, Jan Shriner
0762707453
June 1, 2001
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From the Back Cover
The nimble sea kayak is inherently unstable - so it's just a matter of time before you find yourself in the drink! Your ability to right the kayak and reenter it quickly and easily can spell the difference between a dunk and a disaster. Let expert instructors Roger Schumann and Jan Shriner show you the full range of kayak rescues, suitable for beginners and experts alike. From the basic Self-Paddlefloat Rescue and T Rescue to the more advanced Eskimo Rolls, this manual includes every technique you will ever need to rescue yourself - and others - in all sea kayaking conditions. Look inside for information on: safety equipment; easier Eskimo Rolls; solo reentries; assisted reentry techniques; towing methods for disabled boats; rescues in rough water; swimmer rescues; tales of real-life rescues; and simple and fun...


The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook
Shelley Johnson
007136210X
Dec 2001
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Book Description
The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the full sea kayaking spectrum, bringing a fresh approach and a dynamic voice to the subject. Author of the critically acclaimed Sea Kayaking: A Woman's Guide, Shelley Johnson covers all the bases for beginning to advanced sea kayakers. It's all here, from selecting the right kayak and gear to preparing and making an extended tour, mastering the strokes, rolls, and exit techniques; navigating; and much more.

From the Back Cover

Wherever you want your kayak to take you, The Complete Sea Kayaker's Handbook will get you there.

What makes this book good is its comprehensiveness, what makes it great is Shelley Johnson’s passion for the sport and her ability to share that passion, honed by...



Kayak Routes of the Pacific Northwest Coast
Peter McGee (Editor)
1553650336
May 2004
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Book Description
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.


Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation, 3rd (Sea Kayaking How- To)
David Burch
076270473X
June 1, 1999
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From Library Journal
Physicist, author of books on marine navigation, and columnist, Burch is primarily concerned here with coastal and sheltered water situations. Although basic chart reading, reckoning, and compass use are similar for all marine craft, kayaks are especially likely to be in shallow waters, limited in speed and visibility, subject to currents and wind, and without technological gear. The author emphasizes safety and enjoyment for new paddlers through compass use, dead reckoning, current crossing, and planning. Among the many books on navigation, this one's value lies in making the complex clear. Methods for finding distance off, figuring passage time, judging currents, etc., are clearly demonstrated and well illustrated by an experienced paddler. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., CarbondaleCopyright 1987...


Sea Kayaking: A Manual for Long-Distance Touring
John Dowd
1550549766
April 2004
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Book Description
In this guide, veteran paddler John Dowd provides the foundations of sound seamanship and good risk management, including lessons on how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate, and how to travel with a group. He covers the basics of equipment and technique, detailing types of paddles and strokes, and presents practical, concrete advice on dealing with potential hazards and carrying out rescues. The book also contains information on expedition planning, instructional methods, and sea kayaking for people with disabilities. Completely revised and updated, this edition features new photographs, charts, diagrams, and illustrations.

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