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Southern Exposure: A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand's South Island

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In this epic tale of sea-kayaking adventure, award-winning author Chris Duff places readers in the cockpit of his 18-foot kayak and lets them experience the full power and beauty of the South Pacific Ocean and the wild energy of the Tasman Sea as it thunders onto New Zealand's uninhabited west coast. Not just an account of human physical endurance and determination to attempt what had only been accomplished once before, this exquisitely written narrative reveals the philosophical and psychological life of a man who has chosen the sea as the master to sit before and to learn from. The intense and often terrifying sea journey is balanced by serendipitous meetings along the way with friendly New Zealanders and with the diverse wildlife of this tiny and remote island country. Southern Exposure is a force of writing that will captivate the armchair adventurer as well as the seasoned ocean traveler.

Synopsis:

An extraordinary account of the author's 1700-mile circumnavigation of New Zealand's South Island by sea kayak, combining high adventure on terrifying seas with an inner journey of the mind.

Synopsis:

Experience the full power and beauty of the wild seas off the largely uninhabited coast of New Zealand's South Island. Southern Exposure is the firsthand account of how Chris Duff accomplished what only one man had done before. Not just a tale of physical endurance and determination, this epic sea kayaking adventure reveals the philosophical and psychological life of a man who has chosen the sea as his spiritual master. Southern Exposure's stunning photos and vivid descriptions of Duff's setbacks and triumphs will captivate the armchair adventurer as well as the seasoned ocean traveler.

Synopsis:

In this epic tale of sea-kayaking adventure, award-winning author Chris Duff places readers in the cockpit of his 18-foot kayak and lets them experience the full power and beauty of the South Pacific Ocean and the wild energy of the Tasman Sea as it thunders onto New Zealand's uninhabited west coast. Not just an account of human physical endurance and determination to attempt what had only been accomplished once before, this exquisitely written narrative reveals the philosophical and psychological life of a man who has chosen the sea as the master to sit before and to learn from. The intense and often terrifying sea journey is balanced by serendipitous meetings along the way with friendly New Zealanders and with the diverse wildlife of this tiny and remote island country. Southern Exposure is a force of writing that will captivate the armchair adventurer as well as the seasoned ocean traveler.

About the Author

Chris Duff has traveled more than 15,000 miles by sea kayak and was the first person ever to solo circumnavigate England, Wales, and Scotland. He is the author of On Celtic Tides (St. Martin's Press, 1999) and has contributed articles to Sea Kayaker magazine and the anthology Seekers of the Horizon (Globe Pequot, 1989). He lives in Port Angeles, Washington.

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Prologue (1) Giving Wings to Dreams (2) Solitude and Gales (3) Sharing the Dream (4) Southern Gales, Kiwi Connections (5) Praying for Summer (6) Expedition Momentum (7) Good as Gold Meri (8) Paddling the Edge, Pushing West (9) Storm Force Winds and the Refuge of Friends (10) Fiordland Fury (11) Gifts from the Sea (12) Shattered Fiberglass and Broken Dreams (13) Rescue and Repairs (14) Rebuilding the Boat and the Dream (15) Tasman Trials (16) Living on the Edge (17) Transitions and Calm Winds (18) Safe Haven and Calm Waters Epilogue Appendix

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762725953
Foreword:
Furrer, Werner
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Foreword by:
Furrer, Werner
Foreword:
Furrer, Werner
Author:
Duff, Chris
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - New Zealand
Subject:
New Zealand
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Sea kayaking
Subject:
Water Sports
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Sea kayaking - New Zealand
Subject:
Duff, Chris - Journeys - New Zealand
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Travel-Australia and New Zealand
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
107-625
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color well, 7 maps, 1 illustrati
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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An extraordinary account of the author's 1700-mile circumnavigation of New Zealand's South Island by sea kayak, combining high adventure on terrifying seas with an inner journey of the mind.

"Synopsis" by ,
Experience the full power and beauty of the wild seas off the largely uninhabited coast of New Zealand's South Island. Southern Exposure is the firsthand account of how Chris Duff accomplished what only one man had done before. Not just a tale of physical endurance and determination, this epic sea kayaking adventure reveals the philosophical and psychological life of a man who has chosen the sea as his spiritual master. Southern Exposure's stunning photos and vivid descriptions of Duff's setbacks and triumphs will captivate the armchair adventurer as well as the seasoned ocean traveler.

"Synopsis" by , In this epic tale of sea-kayaking adventure, award-winning author Chris Duff places readers in the cockpit of his 18-foot kayak and lets them experience the full power and beauty of the South Pacific Ocean and the wild energy of the Tasman Sea as it thunders onto New Zealand's uninhabited west coast. Not just an account of human physical endurance and determination to attempt what had only been accomplished once before, this exquisitely written narrative reveals the philosophical and psychological life of a man who has chosen the sea as the master to sit before and to learn from. The intense and often terrifying sea journey is balanced by serendipitous meetings along the way with friendly New Zealanders and with the diverse wildlife of this tiny and remote island country. Southern Exposure is a force of writing that will captivate the armchair adventurer as well as the seasoned ocean traveler.
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