Kayak Navigation and Long Island Paddling Books added to NACK Library


Three new books have been added to the North Atlantic Canoe & Kayak Library.   All books are available to members at regular meetings.

Exploring East End Waters by Mike Bottini has been described as the most comprehensive guide to kayaking and canoeing on the East End of Long Island. From the Peconic River to Block Island Sound Mike covers the extraordinary variety of East End paddling areas with a veteran’s eye for details and a professional sense of the natural history of the area. Exploring East End Waters covers over 30 paddling trips, with detailed hand-drawn maps and “spotlight topics” for each trip, as well as photos and much more!

Simple Kayak Navigation by Ray Killen. Easy-to-learn navigational methods will help you determine your position, ensure your safety, and keep you on track. Emphasizing the importance of pre-trip planning, Killen shows you how to plot your course and how to make adjustments to it when unexpected situations arise. You’ll also get advice on navigating in fog and wind, compensating for currents, avoiding collisions, and taking bearings.

Day Paddling Long Island Sound by Eben Oldmixon. This guide offers kayakers and canoeists hundreds of miles of relaxing, scenic excursions in Long Island sound. Each launch site is described in detail: its address and location (as latitude and longitude) are given, plus driving directions, where to park, whether fees are charged, where to launch at the site and whether special precautions should be observed, and suggested routes to try once on the water. Each trip has been tailored to avoid dangerous areas through which large vessels, powerboats and strong tides pass, to ensure maximum safety and paddling enjoyment. 100 black & white photographs, 10 maps.

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