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On Celtic Tides: One Man's Journey Around Ireland by Sea Kayak

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A sea kayak battles the freezing Irish waters as the morning sun rises out of the countryside. On the horizon is the pinnacle of Skellig Michael, rising out of exploding seas. Somewhere on that isolated island are 6th-century monastic ruins where the light of civilization was kept burning during the dark ages. The ocean rises violently and tosses paddler and boat as if the ...more
Hardcover, 269 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by St. Martin's Press
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Joe White
Dec 14, 2011 Joe White rated it liked it
This is a personal dialog/biography of one man's views as he circumnavigates Ireland by kayak. There are roughly 4 general maps of coastal sections, with each section covered through chapters related to the coastal setting. The setting involves the coastline geography and how it affects tides and shore access in combination with winds and tide levels. There is discussion of the historical significance of ruins and the population characteristics of those who dwelt in the area over time.
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