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: 4389
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: 1466

Kayak Touring and Camping

Author: Cecil Kuhne
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811728430
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 166
View: 753
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

Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition

Author: Ralph Diaz
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071408097
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 9718
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.

Sea Kayaking

Author: Philip Woodhouse
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452508488
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 380
View: 9537
"A comprehensive guide for those who travel the open waters in the Southern Hemisphere" --

Canada's West Coast

Author: Chris Cheadle
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781894974585
Category: Pets
Page: 128
View: 6382
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.

Canoe & Kayak

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Canoes and canoeing
Page: N.A
View: 7401

Sea Kayak Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast

Author: Heather Harbord
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781894765534
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 7841
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.

Sea Kayaking

Author: Johan Loots
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780811729215
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
View: 3128
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.

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: 2943

Scottish Sea Kayaking

Fifty Great Sea Kayak Voyages
Author: Doug Cooper,George Reid
Publisher: Pesda Press
ISBN: 9780954706128
Category: Scotland
Page: 272
View: 9403
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.

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: 5312
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.

Technical Skills for Adventure Programming

A Curriculum Guide
Author: Mark Wagstaff,Aram Attarian
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736066990
Category: Education
Page: 884
View: 1486
"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.

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: 1138
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.

Canadian Geographic

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Canada
Page: N.A
View: 6207

Bug Out

The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It's Too Late
Author: Scott B. Williams
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 156975831X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 5050
WARNING SIRENS ARE BLARING. YOU HAVE 15 MINUTES TO EVACUATE. WHAT WILL YOU DO? Cataclysmic events strike sleepy towns and major cities every year. Residents face escaping quickly or perishing in rising waters, raging fires or other life-threatening conditions. By the time the evacuation starts, it's already too late. Being prepared makes the difference between survival and disaster. Guiding you step by step, Bug Out shows you how to be ready at a second's notice. * Create an escape plan for where to go and how to get there. * Pack the perfect bug-out bag for the first 72 hours. * Find food, water and other necessities outside of civilization. Floods. Hurricanes. Pandemics. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Tsunamis. Wildfires. Riots. Bug Out includes detailed information on the best escape locations everywhere in the U.S.: * The Pacific Coast * The Rocky Mountains * The Desert Southwest * The Heartland * The Lakes and Big Woods of the North * The Gulf Coast * The Appalachians * The Atlantic Coast

Pass the Butterworms

Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered
Author: Tim Cahill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307778401
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 5321
In Pass the Butterworms Cahill takes us to the steppes of Mongolia, where he spends weeks on horseback alongside the descendants of Genghis Khan and masters the "Mongolian death trot"; to the North Pole, where he goes for a pleasure dip in 36-degree water; to Irian Jaya New Guinea, where he spends a companionable evening with members of one of the last head-hunting tribes. Whether observing family values among the Stone Age Dani people, or sampling delicacies like sautéed sago beetle and premasticated manioc beer, Cahill is a fount of arcane information and a master of self-deprecating humor.

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: 7768
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.

Kanadas vergessene Küste

im Regenwald des Großen Bären
Author: Ian McAllister,Cameron Young,Karen McAllister
Publisher: Oststeinbek [Germany] : Alouette Verlag
Category: Forest conservation British Columbia Pacific Coast
Page: 144
View: 724

Tales from the Edge

True Adventures in Alaska
Author: Larry Kaniut
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466850701
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 1248
From the Klondike to the Bering Sea, from Alaska's bounty that brought fortunes to some to its wilderness that claimed the lives of others, Tales from the Edge explores the myth, beauty, and peril of the arctic landscape. Editor Larry Kaniut brings together some of the world's best outdoor adventure writers to celebrate the land and the people who have measured themselves against it. Tales from the Edge is a celebration of Alaska featuring such notable contributors as Peter Jenkins, Spike Walker, Jay Hammond, Nick Jans, Dana Stabenow, Larry Kaniut, and more. Tales from the Edge will stir the soul and imagination of every armchair adventurer.