On Celtic tides : one man’s journey around Ireland by sea kayak

From Alicja Feitzinger
author: Duff, Chris
On Celtic tides : one man’s journey around Ireland by sea kayak
Chris Duff describes his solo circumnavigation of Ireland by sea kayak in the summer of 1996. Beginning and ending in Dublin, Duff paddled  1,200 miles over the course of three months. His descriptions of many dangerous crossings and beautiful but harsh and dangerous sea and not always hospitable shoreline are vivid and passionate. His daily hardships, rewards and encounters are interesting for anyone who likes to  spend time on the water and who is interested in Irish culture and history.

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On the water : discovering America in a rowboat

From Alicja Feitzinger
author: Stone, Nathaniel
On the water : discovering America in a rowboat
Nathaniel Stone completed his 6,000-mile, 10 months-long adventure in 17-foot scull. He began his journey in Brooklyn, traveled up the Hudson, passed through the Erie Canal, portaged his craft to the Allegheny, and then headed on to the Ohio and down the Mississippi. At New Orleans, he took a break, got a larger boat, and continued rowing around Key West, along the coastline of the Atlantic to Maine.  The account of his journey is captivating.  His observations of places he visits and people he meets are interesting and insightful.
If you like to follow real life rowing or kayaking adventures, you might also enjoy reading Jake Stachovak’s blog  http://www.portagetoportage.com/ who is traveling in his kayak along a similar route and visiting New York and Long Island in early June 2010.