Blazing Paddles: A Scottish Coastal Odyssey by Brian Wilson - PDF and EPUB eBook
Alone in his kayak, Brian Wilson sets off from the Solway Firth on a 2000-mile odyssey around Scotland's extraordinarily...
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Details of Blazing Paddles: A Scottish Coastal Odyssey
- Exact title of the book
- Blazing Paddles: A Scottish Coastal Odyssey
- Book author
- Brian Wilson
- Book edition
- June 13th 2019 by Birlinn Publishers
- File size (in PDF)
- about 300 kB
Some brief overview of book
Alone in his kayak, Brian Wilson sets off from the Solway Firth on a 2000-mile odyssey around Scotland's extraordinarily varied coastline of cliffscapes, unspoiled shorelines, treacherous sea passages and beautiful Hebridean islands. Adventure is there aplenty as he battles with whirlpools, heavy seas and hypothermia and survives a close encounter with a killer whale.During the voyage, which finishes on the East Lothian coast at Seacliff, he meets a colourful cast of characters, including the larger-than-life famous shark hunter, Tex Geddes, Dr Stan the cave-dweller and even streaks naked in front of the Princess of Wales. Sometimes harrowing, frequently philosophical, and often hilarious, Blazing Paddles is also a perceptive commentary on the environmental issues which threaten the Scottish coastline and its unique and fragile wildlife.