Marooned With Very Little Beer

Marooned With Very Little Beer

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by Graham Mackintosh
     
 

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In 2006, Graham Mackintosh spent two months hiking and kayaking along the colorful and dramatic shores of 42-mile-long Guardian Angel Island (Isla Angel de la Guarda), the second largest island in Mexico's Sea of Cortez.
In this, his fourth book on Baja California, Mackintosh, in characteristic humorous and informative style, writes about the uninhabited island's… See more details below

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In 2006, Graham Mackintosh spent two months hiking and kayaking along the colorful and dramatic shores of 42-mile-long Guardian Angel Island (Isla Angel de la Guarda), the second largest island in Mexico's Sea of Cortez.
In this, his fourth book on Baja California, Mackintosh, in characteristic humorous and informative style, writes about the uninhabited island's history and geology, the hazards of navigating its waters, the visitors he encountered, the creatures who call it home, the threats that loom over it... and finally about his fears and ways of coping alone in such a beautiful but challenging location.
Full of fascinating observations about encounters with drug runners, poachers, Humboldt squid, feral cats, endemic chuckwallas and the large endemic Mitchell’s rattlesnakes that prey on them… and packed with useful information about making drinking water from the sea, how to drop beer by parachute from a small plane, and the challenges of paddling a sit-on-top kayak in waters subject to extreme wind and current conditions.
Always thought-provoking and sometimes controversial, Marooned With Very Little Beer easily shifts from the practical to the poetic, from comedy to tragedy, and from the irreverent to the profoundly spiritual.
Over 180 maps and photographs, many in full color.

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Marooned With Very Little Beer is Graham Mackintosh's tale of his willing stay "roughing it" at a deserted place known as Guardian Angel Island, off the coast of Baja California. His story is one of getting in touch with nature, history, geology, and most importantly, getting to know himself. Written in a witty yet informative and enlightening manner, Marooned With Very Little Beer is a top pick for community library memoir collections and for anyone who wants a tale of true adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013487499
Publisher:
Baja Detour Press
Publication date:
11/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
1,091,656
File size:
6 MB

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