Adventure guide to Canada's Atlantic Provinces by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

By Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

A consultant to Canada's Atlantic provinces, masking mountains, towns, cities and coast. The publication offers information on exploring the coast, the Viking path, Lord Baltimore's misplaced colony and the Saint John river. actions to be had contain whitewater rafting and mountaineering.

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If you are already an experienced paddler, for example, you won't need our suggestions on taking your first strokes. We hope this book will tempt you to try an adventure or an activity or a sport you've never done before. It needn't be rappelling, dogsledding, rafting the tidal bore, or paddling about in the ocean like an Inuit. It might be watching chimney swifts return home in the evening in a great cyclone-shaped whirl. Or it might be seeing your first puffin up close and personal, or driving through the mid- Page 9 dle of a herd of caribou.

Your guide and instructor should have a tow line, and will simply attach it to your kayak and tow you inshore out of the wind, while you rest. If you are planning to paddle in exposed waters, ask your instructor about this. You'll feel better knowing there's a tow line available, even if you don't need it. And think twice before learning on open waters with someone who scoffs at the idea that you might need a tow. From Atlantic Canada, Ireland is the next stop. Page 16 In A Kayak Built For Two If you have never paddled a kayak and go to an outfitter for your first excursion, you may be given the choice of a single or a double kayak.

From Atlantic Canada, Ireland is the next stop. Page 16 In A Kayak Built For Two If you have never paddled a kayak and go to an outfitter for your first excursion, you may be given the choice of a single or a double kayak. The strong paddlersomeone with good upper body strength and coordinationwill probably prefer a single kayak, and rightly. But so should the weak paddler, if the purpose is to learn kayaking. You'll be better off in your own kayak, where you can get the feel of it, learn to use the rudder, and not constantly have to follow someone else's stroke rhythm.

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