The Complete Kayak Fisherman:Burford Books Eric Burnley
Complete Folding Kayaker, Second Edition: Ralph Diaz
Complete Sea Kayakers Handbook, Second Edition: Shelley Johnson
In June 2016, Oscar Scafidi and Alfy Weston set out to complete the first ever source-to-sea expedition along Angola?s longest river, the Kwanza. Paddling and carrying a forty-year-old collapsible wooden kayak, they embarked on a journey of 1,300km in support of The HALO Trust, the oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organisation in the world.Over thirty-two days the pair kayaked, hiked and waded towards the Atlantic Ocean, meeting a whole host of interesting people ? from security forces, to diamond miners, to farmers and fishermen. Things didn?t always go smoothly. They were attacked by hippos and bitten by insects. They sank in rapids, picked up nasty injuries, and were arrested then threatened with deportation.Oscar and Alfy?s expedition raised $25,000 for The HALO Trust. The documentary film they made of the journey was aired in film festivals in the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and Cyprus, and their journey is currently being reviewed by Guinness World Records. This is the story of how they did it.The author will be donating 25% of this book?s profits to The HALO Trust, to help make Angola landmine free by 2025.
Strip-building--assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull--has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed sea kayaking addict, has refined this time-tested method to build the more complex shapes of sea kayaks. The method is simple, forgiving, allows a liberal amount of design flexibility, and requires a minimum number of tools. It´s also relatively inexpensive: about $500 to $600 for one of the designs discussed here--one-quarter the price of a factory-built model. In The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, Schade presents full plans for three elegant designs inspired by the grace and seaworthiness of the Inuit and Aleut skin boats. Profusely illustrated instructions provide the details that will guide you through the process.A complete novice will be able to construct a finished kayak after reading nothing but this book. And for an experienced builder, the techniques here can be expanded to create the perfect boat for you.Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks:Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginnersGuillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlersGuillemot Double, a spacious kayak for twoHere´s all the information you´ll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle.´´Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip-building to the art of graphic design in wood.´´--Sea Kayaker
Love the TV show Modern Family? Wait until you meet the Fletcher family! With two dads, four adopted brothers, two cats, and one pug, the Fletchers will have you laughing out loud! The Fletchers are back on Rock Island, home of all their best summer memories. But from their first day on vacation, it´s clear that this year things have changed. Their favorite lighthouse is all boarded up, and the Fletcher boys can´t figure out why or how to save it. Add a dose of Shakespeare, a very tippy kayak, a video camera, (maybe, possibly, or not) a swimming cat, and some new neighbors, and the recipe for a crazy vacation is complete. Over the course of the summer, the Fletchers will learn that sometimes, even in a place where time stands still, the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful surprises await. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Woren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002039/bk_lili_002039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by locals, Fodor?s Alaska is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this Alaska travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease.There?s no denying that Alaska is a trip of a lifetime. Nowhere else can you kayak to glaciers; fly over the highest peak in North America; wonder at the Aurora Borealis; stay out all night celebrating the midnight sun; visit quirky towns; spot bears, eagles, moose, and whales; and learn the true meaning of the word ´´remote´´?all in the same trip. Fodor´s Alaska makes it easy to create a perfect trip from start to finish.Fodor?s Alaska includes:?UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: Fully updated information on new openings and developments; including restaurants, hotels, and outdoor activities, for all of Alaska´s top destinations and undiscovered gems, from cities such as Juneau and Ketchikan to Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula.?ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout Alaska to inspire you. ?DETAILED MAPS: Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.?GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Rich full-color features invite you to experience the best of Alaska, from what to eat and drink to which cruise route to take. Other magazine-style features help you understand everything that Alaska has to offer, from whale watching and bear sighting to shopping for Alaskan native crafts and learning about the Klondike Gold Rush.?HELPFUL ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: Day-by-day itineraries help you plan and make the most of your time, including carefully chosen recommendations for the best sights, stores, restaurants, hotels, nightspots, and activities. ?Fodor?s Choice? designates our best picks in every category.?INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: Each region has a convenient overview with highlights and practical advice for getting around. Best Bets lists ensure you find the right spot for your needs.?COVERS: Juneau, Denali National Park, Anchorage, Fairbanks, the Kenai Peninsula, Skagway, Ketchikan, Glacier Bay, Haines, Homer, Kodiak Island, the Yukon, and more.ABOUT FODOR´S AUTHORS: Each Fodor´s Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor´s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.Looking for a guide about Alaska cruising? Check out Fodor?s Complete Guide to Alaska Cruises.
Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever. On safari in Africa, it´s anyone´s guess as to what´s more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea. But whether she´s fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live (Asia, duh) or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago, she´s always game for the next misadventure. The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas, and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches. When things get truly scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse. Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side - except for the time she loses him in Telluride. Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler´s questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed, Uganda Be Kidding Me has Chelsea taking on the world, one laugh-out-loud incident at a time. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chelsea Handler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001922/bk_hach_001922_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.