Sea Kayaking in Nova Scotia: A Guide to Paddling Routes Along the Coast

Overview

Nova Scotia has some of the most spectacular coastline on the continent. The sea kayak is ideal for exploring those isolated nooks and crannies, where few other vessels dare to venture. Each route includes departure points, trip lengths, and necessary charts and maps; of special note are the safety considerations and the detailed points of interest. With 48 routes spanning Nova Scotia from Briar Island to the Cape Breton Highlands, from Halifax to Pictou, and everywhere in between, this guide includes useful ...
See more details below
Paperback (3rd Edition)
$18.34
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$24.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $14.78   
  • New (10) from $14.78   
  • Used (3) from $17.57   
Sending request ...

Overview

Nova Scotia has some of the most spectacular coastline on the continent. The sea kayak is ideal for exploring those isolated nooks and crannies, where few other vessels dare to venture. Each route includes departure points, trip lengths, and necessary charts and maps; of special note are the safety considerations and the detailed points of interest. With 48 routes spanning Nova Scotia from Briar Island to the Cape Breton Highlands, from Halifax to Pictou, and everywhere in between, this guide includes useful information for what gear to pack, safety concerns, and techniques to make your kayaking expedition as enjoyable as possible. The new 3rd edition ofSea Kayaking in Nova Scotiaincludes new routes, new preface, updated maps and text, 3 eight-page colour inserts with photos, and many of the existing photos have been updated or replaced.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551099866
  • Publisher: Nimbus Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2014
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,045,570
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

During the summer of 1980, Dr. Scott Cunningham circumnavigated Nova Scotia in an open canoe. It was a voyage that changed his life, and in 1982 he left his job in molecular biology and formed Coastal Adventures where, along with his partner Gayle Wilson, he runs sea kayaking tours and courses along the shores of Atlantic Canada. Scott has also sea kayaked extensively in Europe and on Canada’s west coast, and is Level 4 coach (sea) with the British Canoe Union. In 1998 he developed the first national sea kayaking program for Paddle Canada and is a senior instructor trainer. He lives in Tangier, Nova Scotia.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Preface to the Second Edition x
Introduction 1
Route Format 12
The Eastern Shore 15
Introduction 16
Route 1 Porters Lake to Chezzetcook 20
Route 2 Little Harbour 26
Route 3 Murphy Cove 31
Route 4 Tangier Harbour 36
Route 5 Popes Harbour 41
Route 6 Mushaboom Harbour 45
Route 7 Sober Island 49
Route 8 Bay of Islands (Port Dufferin) 54
Route 9 Bay of Islands (East Quoddy) 58
Route 10 Ecum Secum 62
Route 11 Liscomb Island 66
Route 12 Country Harbour 70
Route 13 Torbay (The Sugar Islands) 74
Route 14 Whitehead to Canso 78
The South Shore 83
Introduction 84
Route 1 Halifax Harbour 90
Route 2 Lower Prospect 95
Route 3 The Tancooks 99
Route 4 Mahone Bay 105
Route 5 Blue Rocks 109
Route 6 The LaHave Islands 115
Route 7 Port Mouton 120
Route 8 McNutts Island 125
Route 9 Cape Negro Island 130
Route 10 Lobster Bay 134
Route 11 The Tusket Islands 139
The Bay of Fundy 145
Introduction 146
Route 1 Brier Island 153
Route 2 Cape Split 158
Route 3 Minas Basin 163
Route 4 The Shubenacadie River 170
Route 5 Five Islands 176
Route 6 Cape Chignecto 182
Cape Breton Island 189
Introduction 190
Route 1 Isle Madame 197
Route 2 The Southeast Coast 204
Route 3 Scatarie Island 213
Route 4 The Bird Islands 220
Route 5 The Highlands 226
Route 6 Mabou to Port Hood 241
Route 7 The Bras d'Or Lake 246
The North Shore 251
Introduction 252
Route 1 Lismore to Pomquet Harbour 257
Route 2 Merigomish Harbour 262
Route 3 Pictou Island 266
Route 4 Wallace River to Pugwash River 272
Appendix A Equipment Checklists 278
Appendix B Kits 281
Appendix C Tours, Courses, Rentals, and Sales 283
Appendix D Charts and Maps 286
Appendix E Related Reading 287
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)