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: 9694
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.

Sea Kayaking Canada's West Coast

Author: John G Ince,Hedi Köttner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780969106401
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 3403

Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands

60 Paddle Trips Including the Gulf Islands
Author: Rob Casey
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594856850
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
View: 8852
Kayak, canoe, and stand up paddling routes that promise beauty and adventure* Completely updated information and maps, all new photographs, and over 10 all-new trips* Originally for kayakers, info now applies to pedaling kayaks, stand up paddleboards, canoes, rowboats, shells, and even kayak-sailing outriggersThe miles of inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the world for paddling. Beautiful scenery, intricate and protected waterways, and abundant marine life define the area, while on shore are ample public parklands for camping and exploring. The 60 trips in this extensively updated 3rd edition of the bestsellingKayaking Puget Sound & the San Juan Islands cover the Sound's myriad islands, fjord-like canals, and inlets from Canada's Gulf Islands to the Nisqually River Delta, including the fabulous San Juan Islands and the unique Hood Canal.

Kayak Touring and Camping

Author: Cecil Kuhne
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811728430
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 166
View: 1925
A guide to conducting safe and successful kayak expeditions discusses equipment and supplies, paddling techniques, navigating river hazards, planning a trip, and handling different weather and water conditions

Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast

Author: Heather Harbord
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765534
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 7612
This paddling guide to Desolation Sound and the Strait of Georgia provides historical travel information on a part of the Inner Passage between Vancouver Island and the BC mainland. Follow the Marine Trail up the east coast of Vancouver Island with perhaps a digression to Hornby or Denman islands. Or tackle the savage inflow-outflow winds of Jervis Inlet to reach the jewel of Princess Louisa Inlet.

Canada's West Coast

Author: Chris Cheadle
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781894974585
Category: Pets
Page: 128
View: 3247
The shores of the Pacific North-west hum with a profound energy. The moist Pacific air masses and the plankton-rich ocean currents drive one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. Beneath the roiling waters of the shallows and reefs, forests of swaying kelp host hundreds of species of marine animals. On shore, the arching canopy of the great rainforest shelters foraging bears, wolves, cougars, elk and deer, while nesting seabirds rest in the mossy branches of 1000-year-old giant spruce, cedar, hemlock and fir. Thousands of rivers and creeks nurture steelhead trout and the five species of Pacific salmon -- Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum and Pink. Ancient seabeds, thrust upward during tectonic collisions, evidence the relentless force of erosion. High above the shore, the jagged mountain peaks and polished rock faces are crowned in snow and ice.

Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition

Author: Ralph Diaz
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071408097
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 4947
Most kayakers paddle a boat with a rigid hull. Yet a distinct group of enthusiasts paddle “foldables”, portable kayaks that can be assembled and disassembled in minutes, packed in a backpack and carried by plane, train or car just about anywhere. Foldable kayaks are more seaworthy, more durable, more versatile, easier to maintain, and more stable than hardshell kayaks. This new edition of Complete Folding Kayaker is both updated and enhanced. The best source of information on portable kayaks available.

Canoe & Kayak

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: N.A
View: 8287

Sea Kayaking

A Guide for Sea Canoeists
Author: Philip Woodhouse
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452508496
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 380
View: 4941
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.

Quill & Quire

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Book industries and trade
Page: N.A
View: 4976

Sailing Back in Time

A Nostalgic Voyage on Canada's West Coast
Author: Maria Coffey,Dag Goering,Allen Farrell
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books
ISBN: 9781552853382
Category: Travel
Page: 224
View: 4717
It has been five years since renowned travel writer Maria Coffey and her husband, photographer Dag Goering, embarked on a journey by wooden boat along Canada`s spectacular western shores. Leading the way were legendary boat-builders Allen and Sharie Farrell on their last voyage aboard China Cloud. This revised edition includes an afterword that continues the story of the Farrells and offers retrospective insight to this classic West Coast adventure.

Kayaking The Broken Group Islands, The Essential Guidebook

Author: Jean-Francois Marleau
Publisher: Pacific Rim Informative Adventures
ISBN: 9780973987706
Category: Barkley Sound (B.C.)
Page: 125
View: 1215

Sea Kayaking

Author: Johan Loots
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780811729215
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 7944
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.

Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia

A Guide to Paddling Routes Along the Coast
Author: Scott Cunningham
Publisher: Nimbus Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781551099866
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 322
View: 4752
With 48 routes spanning Nova Scotia from Briar Island to the Cape Breton Highlands, from Halifax to Pictou, and everywhere in between, this guide includes useful information for what gear to pack, safety concerns, and techniques to make your kayaking expedition as enjoyable as possible. The new 3rd edition of Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia includes new routes, new preface, updated maps and text, 3 eight-page colour inserts with photos.

Scottish Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages
Author: Doug Cooper,George Reid
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706128
Category: Scotland
Page: 272
View: 1948
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.

Canoe Crossings

Understanding the Craft That Helped Shape British Columbia
Author: Sanford Osler
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1927527740
Category: History
Page: 159
View: 1881
Often called one of the Seven Wonders of Canada, the canoe has played a particularly important role in British Columbia. This seemingly simple watercraft allowed coastal First Nations to hunt on the open ocean and early explorers to travel the province's many waterways. Always at the crossroads of canoe culture, BC today is home to innovative artists and designers who have rediscovered ancient canoe-building techniques, as well as community leaders who see the canoe's potential to bring people together in exciting, inspiring ways. The story of Canoe Crossings begins some fifteen thousand years ago, when, as compelling new evidence suggests, the first humans to reach the Americas did so by canoe down the West Coast. It continues through the centuries, chronicling the evolution of the canoe and its impact on the various people who used it to explore, hunt, trade, fight, race, create, and even heal. The book contains dozens of stories of colourful, passionate people who have contributed to the province's canoe culture, including a teenager who lived ninety feet up in a tree house while designing and building the world's longest kayak; a group of high school students who practised on a tiny lake and went on to win several World Dragon Boat Championships; and at-risk Aboriginal youth who reconnected with their traditional culture through annual "big canoe" trips. Canoe Crossings will appeal to anyone who has ever sought adventure, found solace, or seen beauty in a canoe or wondered about the origins of its design and use in British Columbia and beyond.

Technical Skills for Adventure Programming

A Curriculum Guide
Author: Mark Wagstaff,Aram Attarian
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736066990
Category: Education
Page: 884
View: 2950
Technical Skills for Adventure Programming will guide you in becoming an effective adventure educator teaching beginning-level outdoor adventure skills. This book allows you to tap into the knowledge and expertise of skilled instructors who present a lesson plan progression for mastering 12 popular outdoor adventure activities.

Pacific Feast

A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine
Author: Jennifer Hahn
Publisher: Skipstone
ISBN: 9781594854057
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 312
CLICK HERE to download a sample recipe from Pacific Feast * Features more than 60 recipes from some of the Pacific Coast's best chefs, including David Tanis, Maria Hines, Dustin Clark, Kirsten Dixon, and Tom Douglas * Accessible and inspiring, Pacific Feast will appeal to home cooks and nature lovers alike * Conveys a strong conservation and sustainability message throughout the recipes and stories Once thought to be the stuff of back-to-the-landers, foraging has become a gourmet pastime, and there are a growing number of wild-food classes in which experts teach hungry folks how to spot the "food at our feet." Especially fortunate are those of us who live along the Pacific Coast -- from Southern California to Puget Sound to Anchorage -- where the climate provides many a delicacy in our wild (and not so wild) spaces. Pacific Feast shares expert advice on how to identify the good eats, harvest responsibly, and create delicious meals with your finds. Author Jennifer Hahn provides detailed field notes on more than 40 species, including where to find them, which parts are edible, and their best culinary uses. In addition to the delectable recipes from well-known coastal chefs, readers will also appreciate Hahn's intimate stories of reveling in nature's bounty and Mac Smith's lush identification photographs. With more than 25 years of wilderness travel under her boots and kayak hull--including thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from northern California to Canada and kayaking solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington--writer Jennifer Hahn relies on wild harvesting to keep her pack and kayak light. Jennifer's favorite foraged lunch is sea urchin, nori seaweed, and "goose tongue" leaves. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her potter husband, Chris Moench. To learn more, visit the authors website at www.pacificfeast.com

Visions of the Wild

A Voyage by Kayak Around Vancouver Island
Author: Maria Coffey,Dag Goering
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781550172645
Category: Travel
Page: 181
View: 3524
In their successful, internationally published book A Boat in Our Baggage, Maria Coffey and Dag Goering described their year-long, worldwide expedition by kayak. Since then, they have continued to travel many parts of the globe, including some of the last truly wild places of the British Columbia coast. Their latest adventure - a 1,000-plus kilometre journey circumnavigating Vancouver Island in its entirety - is detailed and illustrated in Visions of the Wild. Coffey and Goering set off from their home on Protection Island, BC, in July 1999. For three months they confronted some of the most exposed, storm-battered coastlines British Columbia has to offer: infamous places such as Cape Scott, Estevan Point and the imposing Brooks Peninsula, all of which have become the sites of shipwrecks and fatalities. The voyagers experienced deadly currents, whirlpools and enormous waves, were buffeted relentlessly by wind and rain and spent many a wet, miserable camping trip ashore. But they also explored the serene waters of Nootka Sound, the Gulf Islands and the Broken Group Islands, where they saw stands of ancient rainforests interspersed with raw clearcuts, and spectacular vistas of ocean and sky juxtaposed with intricate coves, rocks and reefs. They had encounters with whales, bears, wolves, sea lions and puffins; and as they stopped at different Native villages, fishing ports and old homesteads, they made friends with many of the diverse people who call the island home. Brimming with breathtaking colour photographs and compelling journal entries from all stages of their exciting kayaking journey, Visions of the Wild is at once an inspiring chronicle of the adventure of a lifetime, and a beautiful book of photographs that rejoices in the untamed spirit of Canada's west coast.

Canadian Geographic

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
View: 622