The Canoe Boys: The First Epic Scottish Sea Journey by Kayak
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The Canoe Boys: The First Epic Scottish Sea Journey by Kayak

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Dunnett and Adam meandered up the glorious West Coast of Scotland in the Autumn of 1934, sending their reports back to the Daily Record, accounts as varied as running the infamous tiderush of the Dorus Mhor to a balmy harvest working on Calve Island off Mull. This is an adventure story of youthful exuberance and of how life once was lived before the war changed everything...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Neil Wilson Publishing
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Jennifer (JC-S)
‘.. we learned a good deal about canoeing and the individual nature of waves.’

In part, this book is about a sea kayaking trip undertaken by Alastair Dunnett and James Adam during the 1930s when both were young men. The trip was proposed by them to earn enough money to repay debts incurred during the brief life of an adventure magazine known as ‘The Claymore’. The proposal involved them canoeing north from the Clyde via the West Coast to the Hebrides and earning money by writing for the ‘Daily Re...more
Olivia-Petra Coman
I devoured it!!
I couldn't even rest well, not until I finished reading it. What kept me going? Joy, optimism, adventure, a dash of history, and a paddleful of passion.
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