The Kayak Coaches´ Manifesto:An Alternative Approach to High Performance Kayaking Dari Y. Fisher
Kein Fluss bedeutet dem Südafrikaner Fisher mehr. In ihm fließt seine Vergangenheit. Diese Stromschnellen haben ihn gelehrt, die Unwegsamkeiten des Lebens zu überwinden. THE ULTIMATE RIDE ist eine Reise voll epischer Schönheit, Selbstfindung und lebensbedrohlicher Abenteuer. Fisher beweist, dass er nicht nur einer der besten und ambitioniertesten Athleten der Welt ist, er ist auch einer der verrücktesten. ´Es ist eine andere Art von Kajakfilm, in dem sich die Charaktere im Verlauf des Filmes entwickeln und in dem man sieht, wie sie die physischen und psychischen Herausforderungen unseres Lebens überwinden´, sagt Fisher.
Kayak Fly Fishing:Everything You Need to Know to Start Catching Fish Stackpole Books Ben Duchesney
The Windward Coast is a natural paradise. The world-class Kahala Hotel and Resort is here, some of the world´s favorite beaches, Diamond Head, gorgeous Kahala Beach and Wai`alae Beach Park. Then there is Hanauma Bay State Park and the Halona Blow Hole. Other spectacular natural attractions are Makapu`u Head (home to the Makapu`u Lighthouse) and then Sea Life Park, Waimanalo Bay, home to O`ahu´s longest sandy beach, and then the busy town of Kailua, which has shopping, great dining and lots of water activities. Kane`ohe Bay, is where you´ll see famous and hard-to-miss Mokoli`i Island, better known as ´´Chinaman´s Hat.´´ This is also where you´ll find 4,000-acre Kualoa Ranch, which offers many outdoor adventures. Restaurants reviewed in the guide range from the most luxurious dining to the best take-out places. The top beaches; secret spots for snorkeling; the best outfitters for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; the galleries and shops. Accommodations and activities for those traveling with children; how to get married on the island; the best honeymoon resorts; finding the lowest airfares and package deals. Where to fish, hike, play golf, tennis, scuba, ocean kayak, along with camping, horseback riding, biking, whalewatching – it´s all here. Our author lives in Oahu. She has hiked the trails, taken the boats, scuba´d the reefs, dined in the restaurants, visited all the resorts, snorkeled the coastline, explored the hidden waterfalls and she shares all of her knowledge. This guide is drawn from our larger guide to Oahu. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Huff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020402/bk_acx0_020402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are the unforgettable adventures you can experience. There are activities you can pursue for a day, a week, or a month. Whatever your inclination may be, the pay-off is in the remarkable regenerative power of a classic river trip, a cattle drive, an Indian ceremony, or an archaeological dig. New Mexico offers thousands of miles of maintained trails for you to hike, bike, and ride on horseback. If you´re a water-lover, a river trip might lure you into a canoe, kayak, or whitewater raft. You can fly-fish for trout or troll for stripers. There are evocative back roads for you to explore by jeep and mammoth vistas to gaze upon from a glider or the gondola of a hot-air balloon. You can visit historic and modern Indian and cowboy sites. You can ski in the winter, photograph wild flowers in springtime, climb cool mountains in summer, and explore canyons and high desert in fall, when mornings and evenings are cool, days warm, and changing leaves enhance the countryside with a radiant glow. New Mexico is as much a cultural experience as it is a great place to hike, bike, ski or fish. New Mexico has a higher percentage of Indian and Hispanic residents than any other state - roughly 45% - and the influence of both groups is strikingly evident in terms of place names, art and architecture, foods and customs. One could make a pretty good case for New Mexico being the most ´´foreign” of all states. The state´s tri-culturalism is quite simply older than in the rest of the country. The Spanish explorer Coronado was combing New Mexico in search of the Seven Cities of Cibola in 1540 - 192 years before the birth of George Washington and nearly seven decades before the English laid the foundations of Jamestown in 1607. This guide focusses on the North-Central part of New Mexico, which is the region of the Rocky Mountains. Cimarron, Angel Fire, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque -these are some of the areas covered here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022668/bk_acx0_022668_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Our author lives in Oahu. She has hiked the trails, taken the boats, scuba´d the reefs, dined in the restaurants, visited all the resorts, snorkeled the coastline, and explored the hidden waterfalls, and she shares all of her knowledge. Each year 4.6 million tourists visit Oahu, of whom 3.2 million stay exclusively on Oahu. Another 780,000 tourists visit the Big Island; 800,000 visit Maui; and 530,000 go to Kauai. All tourists come through Oahu because the major airport and deepwater port are there. This is the most thorough guide to the island available, with candid hotel reviews based on personal inspections. Lavish beachfront resorts, rainforest B&Bs, condos, and much more are covered. Restaurant reviews range from the most luxurious dining to the best take-out places. Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Waikiki beach, and the state capital and largest city (Honolulu) are major attractions here. The top beaches; secret spots for snorkeling; the best outfitters for everything from diving to deep-sea fishing; the galleries and shops. Accommodations and activities for those traveling with children; how to get married in the islands; the best honeymoon resorts; finding the lowest airfares and package deals. Where to fish, hike, play golf, tennis, scuba, and ocean kayak along with camping, horseback riding, biking, and whale watching - it´s all here. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Peck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032009/bk_acx0_032009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Salty air, stretches of sand, and the promise of adventure: answer the call of the ocean with Moon North Carolina Coast. Inside you´ll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a weekend getaway to the Outer Banks to a week covering the whole coast, designed for beach bums, outdoor adventurers, history buffs, families, and moreMust-see highlights and unique experiences: Visit the North Carolina Aquarium, walk through a Civil War fort, see the remains of sunken pirate ships, or climb to the top of a historic lighthouse. Kayak through misty marshes, take a moonlight paddling tour of a wildlife refuge, surf the powerful swells, or hike the largest sand dune on the East Coast. Order the catch of the day at a local fish shack, sample fresh oysters, or indulge in some authentic North Carolina barbecue. Relax on a sandy beach, spot wild horses on the shore, and watch the sun set over the glittering AtlanticThe best beaches for your trip, with lists of the top spots for sunbathing, water sports, wildlife viewing, solitude, and moreHonest insight from North Carolina local Jason Frye on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from historic inns to budget campgroundsFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutThorough background on North Carolina´s culture, environment, wildlife, and history
An exhilarating journey of natural renewal through a year with MacArthur fellow Carl Safina.Beginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina´s The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic south to Antarctica, across the warm belly of the tropics from the Caribbean to the west Pacific, then home again. We meet Eskimos whose way of life is melting away, explore a secret global seed vault hidden above the Arctic Circle, investigate dilemmas facing foraging bears and breeding penguins, and sail to formerly devastated reefs that are resurrecting as fish graze the corals algae-free.´´Each time science tightens a coil in the slack of our understanding,´´ Safina writes, ´´it elaborates its fundamental discovery: connection.´´He shows how problems of the environment drive very real matters of human justice, well-being, and our prospects for peace.In Safina´s hands, nature´s continuous renewal points toward our future. His lively stories grant new insights into how our world is changing, and what our response ought to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd McLaren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007610/bk_adbl_007610_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A spellbinding first novel about a young boy´s fascination with the wonders of the seashore during a summer that will change his life. One moonlit night, 13-year-old Miles O´Malley slips out of his house, packs up his kayak, and goes exploring on the flats of Puget Sound. But what begins as an ordinary hunt for starfish, snails, and clams is soon transformed by an astonishing sight: a beached giant squid. As the first person to ever see a giant squid alive, the speed-reading, Rachel Carson-obsessed insomniac instantly becomes a local curiosity. When he later finds a rare deepwater fish in the tidal waters near his home, and saves a dog from drowning, he is hailed as a prophet. The media hovers and everyone wants to hear what Miles has to say. But Miles is really just a teenager on the verge of growing up, infatuated with the girl next door, worried that his bickering parents will divorce, and fearful that everything, even the bay he loves, is shifting from him. While the sea continues to offer up discoveries from its mysterious depths, Miles struggles to deal with the difficulties that attend the equally mysterious process of growing up. In this unforgettable, beguiling novel, we witness the dramatic sea change for both Miles and the coastline that he adores over the course of a summer, one that will culminate with the highest tide in 50 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fisher Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000494/bk_aren_000494_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the spring of 2010, as we watched oil gushing unstoppably into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, many Americans turned their focus to the region for the first time, wondering how this could happen and demanding corporate and government accountability. Yet Rowan Jacobsen brings a surprising perspective to the tragedy: as bad as the spill was, it is only the latest chapter in a century-long story of destruction. At the height of BP´s dispersant madness, the amount sprayed each day merely equaled the amount of dispersant that washes down the Mississippi from the Heartland´s dishwashers and washing machines. Coastal drilling has damaged the region´s ecology far more than offshore drilling. And the acres of marshland ruined by oil slicks can´t compare to the amount that disappears in every hurricane, due to the work of the Army Corps of Engineers. Southern Louisiana is subsiding. Even if we succeed in restoring every mile of beach and wetland from the oil spill, the entire Mississippi Delta could be lost this century, and New Orleans will sink beneath the waves, an American Atlantis.Surveying the Gulf Coast by sailboat, skiff, car, and kayak, Jacobsen journeys from the bayous of Terrebonne Parish, where he goes on oil patrol with a Native American man whose tribe is being displaced as their island disintegrates; to the last shucking house in New Orleans´s French Quarter, whose oyster supply has vanished; to the pristine barrier islands of Mississippi, where a Kafkaesque cleanup effort is underway. He discovers a little-appreciated ecological wonder of breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture struggling to hold on to the things that have always sustained it.Shadows on the Gulf details the catastrophe creeping across the region and reveals why the damage to the Gulf will affect us all. Not only are the Gulf´s wetlands the best oyster reefs and fish nurseries in the world, they also provide critical habitat to most of America´s migratory songb 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009749/bk_adbl_009749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.