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Tom

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The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage


 

https://www.amazon.com/Pacific-Alone-Untold-Kayakings-Boldest/dp/149302681X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545855386&sr=8-1&keywords=the+pacific+alone


I have forced myself to put down this book long enough to write a brief recommendation for this book. This is the story of Ed Gillette's journey of paddling an of the shelf kayak from California to Hawaii in 1987. I have been fortunate to get to know Ed when he and his wife Katie owned a kayak shop here in San Diego. I went on three self supported Baja tips he led, and also volunteered at his shop helping teach disabled persons to kayak. This book does a great job of explaining who Ed is and what his journey was like.

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Thanks Tom

Good recommendation for me as an avid ocean kayaker. I will order it.

I like the idea of a thread recommending books that are connected to the ocean.

Might I recommend “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” Book by Jonathan White

Wonderful book. Well researched and written. I learned an incredible amount of fascinating detail about tides, their history and science.


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