Sea Kayak Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds


Author: Mary Ann Snowden

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781894765541

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 190

View: 4372

For the experienced and novice alike, this comprehensive guide leads paddlers through some of the best kayaking waters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Twenty trips are outlined, covering prime paddling destinations within Barkley and Clayoquot sounds, including the Deer Group, the Broken Group Islands, and Vargas, Flores and Meares islands. Each trip is headed with important information on tides, currents, safety considerations and launching. Included in each route description is practical information on the different land jurisdictions, campsites, suitable landings and paddling conditions. Sidebars embellish the history of shipwrecks, examine the Nuu-chah-nulth people and introduce interesting characters like Salal Joe and Fred Tibbs. Others detail some of the natural history of the west coast with topics ranging from grey whales to barnacles. This edition also provides well-researched information on the parks in the area, including Pacific Rim National Park and several parks within the BC Parks system.

Between Ports Alberni and Renfrew

Notes on West Coast Peoples


Author: Eugene Y. Arima,Canadian Museum of Civilization,Canadian Ethnology Service

Publisher: Canadian Museum Of Civilization


Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 4932

This collection of papers on the Nootka Indians of the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, includes descriptions and oral history of the Nootka, Aht, West Coast, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tseshaht, Ohiaht, Ditidaht and Pacheedaht peoples, together with tables and maps of place names and territories in the Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet areas.

Sea Kayaking

The Classic Manual for Touring, from Day Trips to Major Expeditions


Author: John Dowd

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1771641444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 1216

Still regarded as “the bible” for both new and experienced kayakers after more than thirty years in print, Sea Kayaking covers the basics of equipment and technique, including types of paddles and strokes, as well as such essential skills as how to read the weather and the water, how to navigate with and without GPS and how to travel with a group. Drawing on his many years of experience paddling in all climates, John Dowd presents practical advice on dealing with potential hazards (from surf to sea ice to sharks), carrying out rescues and planning for long-distance expeditions. New for this edition are hints about digital technologies for planning and navigating while kayak touring as well as lots of tips for outfitting boats, adapting equipment and finessing fishing technique while kayak angling—whether casting and jigging for fun on a day trip or trolling for dinner on a longer expedition. Also fully updated are the sections on managing risk and the inspiring stories of adventure, including Freya Hoffmeister’s record-breaking circumnavigation of Australia and Japanese paddlers’ increasingly challenging trips around the islands and beyond. As a sport, sea kayaking continues to evolve. Once the sport of a very few long-distance paddlers embarking on international expeditions, then the recreational pursuit of many weekend tourers, sea kayaking is now popular with many day trippers as well. As more and more paddlers take to the water—for the day, the weekend or many months, this classic guide continues to be required reading for those seeking adventure on the open ocean.

Epic Drives of the World


Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787010023

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 8796

Buckle up for the next installment in our 'Epic' series and the follow-up to Epic Bike Rides of the World. Epic Drives of the World, a beautiful hardback, showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa. Organised by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat. From Hawaii's Hana Highway and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Road, to Utah's National Park Circuit and Germany's Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road. African and Middle East drives include: The self-drive Safari (Zambia) Crossing the Kalahari (Botswana) Passing over the Panorama Route (South Africa) Marrakesh to Taroudannt (Morocco) Cruising Clarence Drive (South Africa) The Americas drives include: The Highway to Hana in Hawaii (USA) The Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) The Pacific Coast Highway (USA) Crossing the Carretera Austral (Chile) Canada's Icefields Parkway Asia drives include: On the trail of Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) Crossing the Kathmandu Loop (Nepal) Hightailing from Thimphu to Gangtey (Bhutan) South Korea: From top to toe The road from Srinagar to Manali (India) Europe drives include: Black Forest High Road (Germany) The Wilds of Abruzzo (Italy) Croatia's Adriatic coast Norway's west coast The Magic Circle (Ireland) Oceania drives include: Southern Alps explorer (New Zealand) The Great Ocean Road (Australia) Northland & the Bay of Islands (New Zealand) Following the Captain Cook Highway (Australia) Alice Springs to Darwin (Australia) About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (, Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram ( and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet). TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Explore Puerto Rico


Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry S. Pariser

ISBN: 9781893643529

Category: Travel

Page: 344

View: 3106

Travellers can only find this kind of detailed, comprehensive information in Harry Pariser's travel books! He includes practical facts on hundreds of web sites addresses, e-mail addresses, fax numbers and telephone numbers. In addition to extensive coverage on the main tourist destinations, Pariser's ecologically-aware perspective provides a refreshing look and an amazing depth of information on Puerto Rico's: geography and geology; history, religion and related attractions; cultural customs and tourist conduct; little-known towns, parks, and offshore islands; archaeological sites, preserves and rainforests. Each region is covered extensively in separate chapters, with details on where to stay and eat, sports and nature activities. Here is absolutely everything any traveller -- extreme athletes, cruise-ship retirees, luxury tourists -- could ever need to appreciate Puerto Rico.

Scottish Canoe Touring

An Sca Canoe and Kayak Guide


Author: Scottish Canoe Association

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706135

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 248

View: 5390

Where can I go canoeing? Find the answers right here, with 128 great canoe and kayak trips and 11 cross- Scotland routes in a unique guide for those seeking gentler waters. A guide for canoeists and kayakers to the gentle rivers, canals and lochs of Scotland. This guide is aimed at those looking for calmer waters - rivers, canals, inland lochs and sheltered sea lochs. Routes described cater for all tastes, from those seeking an idyllic afternoon's paddle to those looking for a multi- day canoe-camping expedition.

The Rough Guide to Laos


Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0241326206

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 1070

This in-depth coverage of Laos's attractions, sights, and restaurants takes you to the most rewarding spots-from the historic streets of Luang Prabang, to seeing Pha That Luang in Vientiane or the Plain of Jars in the northeast, to hiking and exploring Vang Vieng-and stunning color photography brings the nation to life. The locally based Rough Guides author team introduces the best places to stop and explore, and provides reliable insider tips on topics such as driving the roads, taking walking tours, or visiting local landmarks. You'll find special coverage of history, art, architecture, and literature, and detailed information on the best markets and shopping for each area in this fascinating country. The Rough Guide to Laos also unearths the best restaurants, nightlife, and places to stay, from backpacker hostels to riverfront villas and boutique hotels, and color-coded maps feature every sight and listing. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Laos.


a guide to the Irish islands


Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780953195695

Category: Ireland

Page: 218

View: 5751

A wealth of information on the wildlife, stories and history of the islands.For those wishing to visit in small boats or kayaks there are details of:? Landings? Camping? Drinking water? Tidal informationOileain is a detailed guide to almost every Irish offshore island. The guide is comprehensive, describing over 300 islands, big and small, far out to sea and close in by the shore, inhabited and uninhabited. Oileain tells it as it is, rock by rock, good and bad, pleasant and otherwise. It concentrates on landings and access generally, then adds information on camping, drinking water, tides, history, climbing, birds, whales, dolphins, legends or anything else of interest.Oileain will, I hope, appeal to all who go to sea in small boats, divers and yachtsmen as well as kayakers. The sheer level of detail contained in Oileain must surely throw new light on places they thought they knew well. It is not a book about kayaking. It so happens that a practical way of getting to islands is by kayak, and that is how the author gets about. Scuba divers and RIBs get in close too. Yachtsmen get about better than most, and they too enjoy exploring intensively from a dinghy. With the increasing availability of ferries, boatless people will also enjoy Oileain. Offshore islands are the last wilderness in Ireland. Hillwaking is now so popular that there are few untrampled mainland hills. Ninety per cent of offshore islands are uninhabited outside of the first fortnight in August, and eighty per cent even then. You won't meet many other people, if any at all, out beyond an Irish surf line. It is a time of change though, and holiday homes are very much the coming thing in some offshore areas. Sea going will never stop being a great adventure. Therefore, offshore islands are still the preserve of the very few. Now is a golden era for exploration.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning


Author: Tonia Gray,Denise Mitten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319535501

Category: Education

Page: 924

View: 2369

This Handbook serves as a starting point for critical analysis and discourse about the status of women in outdoor learning environments (OLEs). Women choose to participate actively in outdoors careers, many believing the profession is a level playing field and that it offers alternatives to traditional sporting activities. They enter outdoor learning primarily on the strength of their enthusiasm for leading and teaching in natural environments and assume the field is inclusive, rewarding excellence regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, or ethnicity. However, both research and collective experiences in OLEs suggest that many women feel invisible, relegated, marginalized, and undervalued. In response to this marginalization, this Handbook celebrates the richness of knowledge and practices of women practitioners in OLEs. Women scholars and practitioners from numerous fields, such as experiential outdoor education, adventure education, adventure therapy, and gender studies, explore the implications of their research and practice using poignant examples within their own disciplines. These insights emerge from similar life experiences as women and outdoor leaders in the 1970s to the present. Social inequalities still abound in OLEs, and the Handbook ensures that the contributions of women are highlighted as well as the work that needs to be done to make these spaces inclusive. Global in perspective and capacious in content, this one-stop volume is an indispensable reference resource for a diverse range of academics, including students and researchers in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, gender studies, geography, and environment studies, as well as the many outdoors fields.

Adventure Tourism


Author: Colin Beard,John Swarbrooke,Suzanne Leckie,Gill Pomfret

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136430636

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4302

Looking at the past, present and future of adventure tourism, Adventure Tourism: the new frontier examines the product, the adventure tourist profile, and issues such as supply, geography and sustainability. International case studies are used to illustrate these issues, including: Gorilla watching holidays,Trekking on Mount Everest, Diving holidays, and Outward Bound packages. Analysis of the development and nature of adventure tourism accompanies these studies, ensuring that the title is useful both for undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism and for professionals involved in managing adventure tourism enterprises. There is also a companion website with additional cases, which can be found at

East Coast Crafted

The Essential Guide to the Beers, Breweries, and Brewpubs of Atlantic Canada


Author: Christopher Reynolds,Whitney Moran

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (CN)

ISBN: 9781771085427

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 2681

From the pioneering breweries of historic downtown Halifax to the distinct merroir of rural Prince Edward Island, from the banks of New Brunswick's St. John River to the far-flung iceberg alleys of Newfoundland, East Coast Crafted features behind-the-scenes profiles of each of Atlantic Canada's nearly 70 breweries and brewpubs. With a fun, narrative style, authors Christopher Reynolds (Cicerone, beer judge, co-owner, Stillwell beer bar) and Whitney Moran (beer journalist and editor) get to know the people behind the pints and offer readers dozens of recommendations as they explore their favourite suds from across the region. The result is the first comprehensive guide to Atlantic Canada's evolving craft beer industry, an ideal read for beer tourists and local champions of Canada's fastest-growing craft beer-producing region. Features a foreword from Canada's preeminent beer writer, Stephen Beaumont ( World Atlas of Beer ), and over 60 colour photos from celebrated photographer Jessica Emin ( The Wine Lover's Guide to Atlantic Canada ).

Outward Bound Backpacker's Handbook


Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762793929

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 4244

A comprehensive guidebook, backed by the renowned program Outward Bound, to aid outdoors lovers into the area of backpacking.

Kauai Underground Guide

19th Edition And Free Hawaiian Music CD


Author: Lenore W. Horowitz,Mirah A. Horowitz

Publisher: Papaloa Press

ISBN: 9780974595641

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 7246

Praised as “the bible" for Kauai (Travel & Leisure) and “a must for visitors” (Honolulu Advertiser), the newest edition (the 19th) of Kauai Underground Guide remains the longtime favorite for finding Kauai’s best beaches, restaurants, tours, activities, adventures, and hidden beauty spots. With “everything you need to know” to discover Kauai (Hawaii Magazine), it's packed with adventure ideas and money-saving tips. Great for explorers — essential for families. * More than 250,000 books sold - the original guidebook to Kauai * Colorful maps for easy reference * ‘Don’t miss’ day plans for each island area, highlighting the most exciting adventures and activities * Easy-to-follow directions to the best beaches and hidden places * Handy charts for choosing restaurants, activities and adventures * Advice for navigating the island's micro-climates to find the best weather * Exclusive, free CD sampler by Hawaiian singing star Kealii Reichel — the perfect rental car companion * More detailed descriptions of where to go and what to see and do than any other guidebook * Recommendations for traveling with children * Not a franchise or part of a series, the authors write only about Kauai * Sales help non-profit agencies benefiting Kauai's children

Welsh Canoe Classics

A Canoeist and Kayaker's Guide


Author: Eddie Palmer,Adam Robson,Nigel Wilford

Publisher: Canoe Classics

ISBN: 9781906095550


Page: 144

View: 4091

Welsh Canoe Classics is an illustrated guide to some of the finest tours of Wales¿ waterways. Scenic lakes, broad estuaries and whitewater rivers, as they can only be seen from canoe or kayak. Eddie, Adam and Wilf have chosen the best inland touring routes which are described in great detail and illustrated with numerous colour photos and maps. The selected routes are suitable for open canoes, sit-on-tops and touring kayaks, and include seven whitewater trips. Many of them can be tackled as a single voyage, others as a series of day trips with campsites en route. The journeys are all accessible but highly varied, travelling along lakes, estuaries, rivers and canals. This is a wonderful book for planning voyages and inspiring dreams or sharing your experiences with others.

Sit-on-top Kayak

A Beginner's Manual


Author: Derek Hairon

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 1906095027

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 88

View: 7458

A complete beginner's guide to the sit-on-top kayak. Sit- on-top kayaking is fun and easy to learn. Anyone can do it! Paddlers, newcomers and those curious about the sport will find all the answers to their questions in this book. Using colour photos and clear descriptions, this book is the perfect introduction to sit-on-top kayaking. Choosing the right kayak, how to store and transport it, how to get the most fun out of your boat and how to stay safe whilst doing so are explored in detail. Snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving are some of the other activities that benefit from using sit-on-tops and these are also covered.



Author: Rosie Ayliffe

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530718

Category: Travel

Page: 1119

View: 1603

The Rough Guide to Turkeyis the ultimate insiders' handbook. Features include:-Full-coloursection introducing Turkey's highlights.-Informedaccounts of the country's wide-ranging sights, from the monuments and markets of Istanbul to the rock churches of Cappadocia.-Incisivereviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every region and price range.-Practicaladvice on everything from bazaar-shopping to chartering a yacht.-Expertbackground of Turkish history, literature, music and film.-Maps and plansfor every region.

Lonely Planet Thailand


Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781786570581

Category: Travel

Page: 800

View: 1327

Glittering coastlines and tropical beaches, pulsating nightlife and ancient temples, history, culture and mouthwatering food - Thailand really does have it all. Fully revised and updated, our 17th edition of Thailand is our most comprehensive and information-rich guide to the country - designed for travellers with a sense of adventure, who're interested in getting off the beaten track and experiencing the country like a local.

Sea Kayaking

A Manual for Long-distance Touring


Author: John Dowd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550549768

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 276

View: 9402

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.

Great Glen Canoe Trail

A Complete Guide to Scotland's First Formal Canoe Trail


Author: Donald McPherson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906095314

Category: Canoes and canoeing

Page: 96

View: 7318

The guide is an essential resource to help you plan your paddling journey through the Great Glen across Scotland. As well as the calm waters of the Caledonian Canal there are the challenging open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. Here you will find advice on how to deal with the conditions as well as food, equipment, safety, communication and rescue. The best craft for the adventure are open canoes, sea kayaks or touring kayaks. There is advice on choosing the right craft, loading it, and the best ways of carrying it over portages. The coast to coast route can normally be completed in three to five days. We have split the route into a five day expedition and each day is described in detail, including camping and other forms of accommodation. There are also numerous single day options and, for the more advanced paddlers, suggested routes that link stretches of river with lochs and canal sections.