Paddle

Paddle: A long way around Ireland

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 16/05/2011
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Synopsis

One summer, writer and musician, Jasper Winn set himself an extraordinary task. He would kayak the whole way round Ireland - a thousand miles - camping on remote headlands and islands, carousing in bars and paddling clockwise until he got back where he started. But in the worst Irish summer in living memory the pleasures of idling among seals, fulmars and fishing boats soon gave way to heroic struggles through storm-tossed seas ... and lock-ins playing music in coastal pubs. Circling the country where he grew up, Jasper reflects on life at the very fringes of Ireland, the nature and lore of its seas, and his own eccentric upbringing - sprung from school at age ten and left free to explore the countryside and its traditional life. Charming, quietly epic, and with an irresistible undertow of wit, Paddle is a low-tech adventure that captures the sheer joy of a misty morning on Ireland's coast. As the sun breaks through, you'll be longing to set off too.

  • Publisher: Sort of Books
  • ISBN: 9780956003881
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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Paddle
Excellent read for armchair adventurers
Paddle by @JasperWinn is an inspiring, entertaining and elemental kayak round Ireland with lots of added rain and some appealing Irish pubs. perfect for ar... READ MORE
Jackie Hamilton