Ultimate Canoe and Kayak Adventures : 100 Extraordinary Paddling Experiences

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  • Copyright: 2012-10-15
  • Publisher: Fernhurst Books
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A stunningly illustrated book detailing the worlds most breathtaking on-water adventures Whether its paddling down mountain chasms or on gentle rivers and lakes, navigating a canoe or kayak counts as one of lifes indescribable joys. And in this memorable collection of 100 extraordinary on-water experiences, author Jason Smith gives armchair adventurers and avid water sport enthusiasts a taste of what canoeing and kayaking feel like in every climate, condition, and geographical location. From the frozen wastes of North America, the rivers and seas of Europe and Asia, to the stunning waters of the Far East and Australasia, he brings each paddle stroke to life. With something for everyone-from the white water adrenalin junkie to the extreme kayaker- Ultimate Canoe and Kayak Adventures offers true-life adventurers useful, detailed information telling you exactly how, where, and when to attempt any on-water expedition yourself. The author is an avid paddler with 20 years of experience, has been recognized as an "Extreme Photographer" by Professional Photographer magazine, and is editor of Canoe & Kayak UK Striking full-page color photographs are matched with lively text that bring 100 adventures to life Offering a rare, inside look at living the life of adventure in every climate and latitude, this spectacular album of memorable canoeing and kayaking experiences is an ideal gift and a must for those who wish theyd been there-and those who already have.

Author Biography

Eugene Buchanan is the Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine.  A member of New York's Explorers Club, Eugene is an avid adventurer with several first descents to his credit. His passion for traveling, writing, and paddling has taken him to more than 30 countries on six of the seven continents. 

Jason Smith is editor of Canoe & Kayak UK, Britain's bestselling paddle-sports magazine  Jason is an active paddler and his career includes a first descent of the Rio Cothuasi in Peru, representing Great Britain at the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships and challenging the huge rapids of some of the world's biggest whitewater rivers.

James Weir explores and competes all over the world; coaching white water canoeing and guiding rafts down Europe's most challenging rivers. He has represented Great Britain in white water canoeing and currently represents Switzerland. When not on the river James is busy indulging his passion for photography and works as a freelance journalist for several international canoeing magazines.

Table of Contents

Canoeing with Caribou 6

Sea Kayaking Greenland 8

Hallowed Waters 10

Tackling the Talkeetna 12

Northern Masterpiece 14

Paddling the Land of Ice 16

Surfs Up at Skookumchuck 18

Canada’s Special Waves 20

Catching a Ride on the Freestyle Bus 22

Classic Canoeing 24

Following the Call of the Loon 26

Multi Day Magic on the Mountain 28

Thar’ She Blows 30

Wilderness the Way it’s Supposed to Be 32

Paddling the Pine Tree State 34

The Gen of the Maine Island Trail 36

Communing with Spirits on the Little White 38

Superior Paddling 40

Whitewater and Wilderness 42

A Pinnacle of Paddling 44

Good Gauley 46

Going for Green 48

Look Before You Leap 50

No Room for Mistakes 52

A World of Waterfalls 54

The Most Famous River Trip in the World! 56

Canoeing in the Canyonlands 58

Boating the Buffalo River 60

Sea Kayaking the Big Bend 62

Boating the Bahamas 64

Mexican Heights 66

Sea Kayaking Baja’s Sea of Cortez 68

Boating Belize 70

Touring Like a Tico 72

Ecuadorian Ecstasy 74

Jungle Paddling Paradise 76

Whitewater Bonanza 78

Of Sea Kayaking and Hot Springs 80

Patagonian Powerhouse 82

Paddling off the Map 84

A Scandinavian Wonderland 86

Circumnavigating Ireland by Sea Kayak 88

Make Mine a Double 90

The Jewel in Scotland’s Crown 92

The Granite Slides of Scotland’s Triple Crown 94

Surfing the Falls of Lora 96

Drifting on England’s Deepest Lake 98

Soul Surfing 100

Away with the Fairies 102

Paddling on the Wild Side Around Puffin Island 104

The River Tweed 106

Getting Wet in Wales 108

London Calling 110

UK Utopia 112

Devonshire Cream 114

The Granite Siren 116

Getting the Most Just off the Coast 118

Crossing the English Channel 120

Alpine Dreaming 122

White Champagne 124

Cave Kayaking in the Grand Canyon of Europe 126

From Mild to Wild 128

Swiss Spectacular 130

Paddling Across Borders 132

Paddling Poland 134

Sea Kayaking the Caves of Spain 136

Surf Boating a Basque Country Beauty 138

A Swell Time in Spain 140

A Voyage Down the Grand Canal 142

Switzerland’s Stunner 144

Italy’s Emerald Gem 146

The Tear of Europe 148

Free Falling on the Isle de Corse 150

Amphitheatre of Whitewater Dreams 152

The Water in Mallorca 154

Viva Italia 156

Touring the Land of Ancient Greek Gods 158

Sea kayaking Siberia’s ‘Sacred Sea’ 160

Surfing Under the Crescent Moon 162

Surfing the Source 164

Wham, Bam, Thank You Zam! 166

Wildlife Wonderland 168

Adventure on the Augrabies 170

Paddling in Eden 172

Mountain madness 174

Himalayan Heaven 176

Adventure Beyond Belief 178

Canoe Armada 180

Sea Kayaking in Sea Caves 182

Sea Kayaking the Land of the Dragon 184

Adventuring Australia-Style 186

Waltzing Matilda

A Wilderness Eden 190

The Freedom of Freycinet 192

Barrier Boating 194

Sea kayaking in the land of the Southern Cross 196

Access All Areas 198

Floating in the tropical Paradise of Fiji 200

Timeless Adventure 202

Touring a Tropical Paradise 204

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