The Essential Sea Kayaker: A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler
If what you need is the essence of kayaking, the details in detail, this book is it. Each time you turn a page you'll discover a new topic, seamlessly woven around supporting illustrations, building on the topic before. "The Essential Sea Kayaker" combines the logic of a lesson plan with the grace of informality. It's the next best thing to having a personal instructor always at your side.
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