About three years ago my local kayaking club, Explore North Coast, decided to produce a sea kayaking guide for our local waters. We thought the process would be fairly simple, but really had no idea how much work would actually be involved. We began by assigning paddle routes to club members, and submissions slowly trickled in. Then, a group of five of us met weekly to read through the submissions, one word after the next, trying to make them all consistent. We checked the submissions for accuracy, dug through boxes of CDs of pictures and finally turned the work over to another club member to design it. About a week ago the book arrived from the printer.
Sea Kayaking the Redwood Coast is a compilation of locals routes, ranging from challenging open ocean rock gardens, to tranquil flat-water sloughs and lagoons. The book is described as “a sea kayaker’s resource for exploring the redwood coast.” It includes thirty-five routes in nineteen locations, all located in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. It includes maps, detailed directions to launch sites and numerous sidebars about the area.
There were many people and local businesses that contributed to this book, and sponsors helped fund its production. Greenland or Bust is proud to be one of those sponsors.
The book is available HERE, or you can get a copy from Mark or I at the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium this weekend. On that note, Mark will be instructing BCU Coastal Navigation and Tidal Planning and the BCU Four Star Training, and I’ll be instructing Developing Greenland Skills, Surf Zone 101 and Fun, Balance, Games and Rolling. Whatever you take, we hope to see you there!