Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation, 4th: Master the Traditional Skills and the Latest Technologies
by David Burch
Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation is the authoritative source for information needed to chart an accurate course in a sea kayak, whether on open water or between islands or icebergs. Covers chart reading; compass use; finding and keeping track of position; predicting tides and currents; trip planning; navigating at night, in fog, and in boat and ship traffic; and the latest...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by FalconGuides
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I'm reading this for the knowledge and expected it to be dull, but it's actually quite interesting! So far I've learned that a fathom is 6 feet, the distance of one degree of latitude to the next is 60 nautical miles, and a nautical mile is 1852 meters. Ostensibly I've also learned some things about reading marine charts, but they are still largely impenetrable to me - maybe that will change after I read all about buoys! All of which reconfirms that I am a dork.