New PDF release: Blazing Paddles

By Brian Wilson

by myself in his tiny kayak, Brian Wilson units off on an 1800-mile odyssey round Scotland’s grand cliffscapes, unspoiled seashores, fearsome sea passages and Hebridean islands. He discovers a global of sea-level experience, and within the method takes a great examine Scottish identification from a distinct and interesting standpoint. occasionally harrowing, usually philosophical, usually hilarious, this ebook will entice all enthusiasts of the coast and its eternally different characters, flora and fauna and lore. experience is there aplenty as he battles with whirlpools, heavy seas and hypothermia, streaks bare in entrance of woman Diana, and survives an in depth come upon with a killer whale. The narrative is chock-full of historical past and folklore, failures at sea, haunted bothies and the exploits of Celtic Saints, Viking raiders and mermaids. it truly is inhabited via larger-than-life characters like Tex Geddes the shark hunter, Dr Stan the cave-dweller, and an entire camp of gay gold panners. it's also a perceptive remark on submarines, supertankers, and different matters threatening the Scottish beach and its specific and fragile natural world.

'As reliable a maritime sage as has ever pop out of the Scottish seas.’
The Scotsman

‘I don’t comprehend no matter if the journey itself or the tale of it merits the higher admiration; the combo moves me as a triumph – which i'm hoping can have many successors.’ BBC RADIO four – A publication at Bedtime

‘One of the vintage items of canoe writing. this can be surely the easiest sea canoeing commute ebook i've got ever read.’ CANOEIST Magazine

‘Beautifully illustrated, by way of a perceptive conservationist … is either topical and entertaining.’ Canoe Focus

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