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eBook Keep Australia On Your Left: A True Story of an Attempt to Circumnavigate Australia by Kayak ePub

by Eric Stiller

  • ISBN: 0312874588
  • Category: Australia and South Pacific
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Eric Stiller
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Forge; First Edition, First Printing edition (July 16, 2000)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1474 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1932 kb
  • Other: lit azw mbr lrf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 302

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And 10, 000 miles of the most beautiful but treacherous coastline in the world. What a hell of a movie this drama-packed journey would make! Little did Stiller realize how much his life would change when a handsome Australian named Tony Brown wandered into his store.

And 10, 000 miles of the most beautiful but treacherous coastline in the world. You'd have to be crazy to think you could kayak around an entire continent. and told him in a matter of fact tone that he wanted to kayak around the whole bloody continent of Australia. A highly dangerous undertaking that would eventually bring Tony and Eric to the brink of disaster. One heck of an adventure.

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Keep Australia on Your Left : A True Story of an Attempt to Circumnavigate Australia by Kayak. Keep Australia On Your Left has some of those problems. But after a score of pages, that's forgotten. It's an astonishing achievment as a book and a journey.

The story of an attempt to kayak around Australia that ended - refreshingly - not with . August 31, 2000 11:00PM (UTC). Nonfiction Keep Australia on Your Left: A True Story of an Attempt to Circumnavigate Australia by Kayak By Eric Stiller Forge, 412 pages

The story of an attempt to kayak around Australia that ended - refreshingly - not with triumph or disaster but with honest failure. Nonfiction Keep Australia on Your Left: A True Story of an Attempt to Circumnavigate Australia by Kayak By Eric Stiller Forge, 412 pages. There comes a time in the life of every young man when he feels an overpowering urge to do something monumentally stupid. For Eric Stiller, that moment came at 32, when he decided to paddle all the way around Australia in a 17-foot kayak with someone he barely knew. Advertisement: Stiller knew a lot about kayaks, not much about Australia.

A True Story of an Attempt to Circumnavigate Australia by Kayak. Swamped by high waves and rain, hampered by faulty technology, blown off course, baked by a broiling sun or chilled by sub-zero temperatures, battling loneliness and exhaustion-and sometimes each other-it would be the most demanding emotional and physical challenge either had ever attempted.

Swamped by high waves and rain, hampered by faulty technology, blown off course, baked by a broiling sun or chilled by sub-zero temperatures, battling loneliness and exhaustion-and sometimes each other-it would be the most demanding emotional and physical challenge either had ever attempted. In short, it was the adventure of a lifetime! Keep Australia on Your Left is a story. Books related to Keep Australia On Your Left.

A 1,200-mile circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak is bound to convince anyone of the island’s captivating beauty and majesty . The pair separates before completing the trip, but the story of their journey is simply unforgettable

A 1,200-mile circumnavigation of Ireland by kayak is bound to convince anyone of the island’s captivating beauty and majesty, and this paddling memoir does a fine job of capturing the sights, culture, history, and people of the Irish coast. The range of experience is great, from fighting violent seas off the western coast to having tea with the locals in old stone cottages. This one will inspire you to start packing your bags. The pair separates before completing the trip, but the story of their journey is simply unforgettable. Every ache, pain, and malady in my body that had been so effectively anesthetized in my dream state returned with a vengeance.

Stiller is the author of Keep Australia on Your Left. ISBN 0-312-87459-6), the story of an attempt by Tony Brown and Stiller to kayak all the way around Australia

Stiller is the author of Keep Australia on Your Left. ISBN 0-312-87459-6), the story of an attempt by Tony Brown and Stiller to kayak all the way around Australia. The trip lasted for four months and about 4,000 miles from Sydney to Darwin, including the first unescorted kayak crossing of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Stiller bicycled to complete the journey without Brown from Darwin to Melbourne. Dieter Stiller, his father, introduced the Klepper folding kayak to the United States. Stiller sold Klepper kayaks at his father’s shop located in New York’s Union Square West neighborhood. Published June 15, 2002 by Forge Books. Travel, Kayaking, Description and travel.

A New Yorker describes how he and an Australian teammate tried to accomplish a nearly twelve-thousand-mile circumnavigation of Australia in a two-man kayak, detailing the challenges they faced and their sometimes frustrating, sometimes hilarious experiences along the way. 50,000 first printing.

Comments

Ziena Ziena
I recommend this book for anyone interested in a lively, fun and dramatic description of challenging adventures. Eric and his mate's journey in a double kayak is fascinating and a book I was unable to put down once I started reading. The account is honest in all aspects, including on the psychological challenges in the interaction between two quite different personalities under severe duress. One of my favorite travel books. PS: I read this book after reading Fearless, Joe Gluckman's account of Freya Hoffmeister's kayak circumnavigation of same continent and I found it fascinating to compare the two accounts, one successful (Freya) and one unsuccessful in its ultimate goal but successful in so many other ways. Both are highly recommended. Now on to Paul Caffyn's book about his Australia circumnavigation...(available from Amazon ($$$) or directly from Caffyn himself ($$)
Vobei Vobei
If you had a word-search program you could connect to this book, I wonder how aften yo'd come up with the word "Klepper". My first qualm is that it reads like a 410-page ad for Klepper Kayaks. Paul Theroux, in his "Happy Isles" book also uses a Klepper kayak but he mentions it so discreetly that only the interested reader will know it's a Klepper. I realize that the difference was that Klepper was one of Stiller's sponsors, but this could have been mentioned in the acknowledgemnts section of the book. Secondly, as I kayaker myself, these two characters are not "couragous" as a reviewer suggests, but foolhardy as best. Trying to log as many kilometers as possible each day they often decide to make landfall way past dusk, often in the dark of night squinting to see where they can see lighter shadows that will indicate sandy beaches. Dog-tired and weary, they also think nothing of launching in stormy seas, and risk capsizing several times. Where is the courage in this type of behavior? Sea kayaking magazines are full of accident stories of kayakers such as these who don't understand "reckless endangerment". And thirdly, what is irritating is that Stiller, a New Yorker, picks up Australian slang and from about the 3rd chapter onwards, peppers the text with words such as "mate", "dosh" (money), brekky (breakfast), "tucker" (food), and there's more. There's not much introspection as one would expect for such a long journey but rather much gnashing-of-teeth as Stiller pines for his N.Y. girl friend who eventually ends up by finding someone else, as well as near-constant arguments between himself and his Australian kayaking partner. The focus of every stop is a mad dash to the post office to see if there are letters from Nicole. The entire journey reads like a race; launch, paddle-or-sail-as-fast-we-can-go to the next point on the map, eat, sleep, repeat. The best part of the whole book is when they cross the Gulf of Carpentia, a trip that takes them five days and is an epic unto itself. Not for the fainthearted.
Yainai Yainai
I struggled through 106 pages before I gave up on it altogether. The book held every potential of a great adventure but sorely lacked in its characters - the whining and vain Stiller coupled with a boorish Tony made for a literary flop. Their trip was doomed from the beginning, the two seemed to be in a state of constant bickering - where was the camaderie? The whole thing begged for credibility and substance. Sorry - just couldn't take it. Save your money and buy Chris Duff's 'Southern Exposure'.
Rude Rude
I enjoyed this book for the most part, though I agree it's too long. As a kayaker, I appreciated the down and wet accounts of capsizes and difficult landings, and I appreciated the author's honest account of his emotional journey and feelings. Lots of good adventure. Just a bit too drawn out.
Rainpick Rainpick
I kayak also and admire those who make long distance trips. Like the writer's thoughts expressed as they attempt to achieve their goals. Highly recommend book. Enjoyed. Thanks.
Joni_Dep Joni_Dep
This is an exciting true story written by the man who experience it. I could not put the book down.
Gietadia Gietadia
The scale of the endeavor Tony and Eric attempt is hard to fathom. I've been on short kayak trips of less than 100 miles, and thousands of miles through rough waters with innumerable dangers seems courageous to the point of almost foolish. These guys are some tough, fearless hombres! The crossing of the Gulf of Carpenteria in particular was borderline suicidal. Inevitably things don't always go as planned. The pair make for an interesting odd couple, and often seem at odds. Eric, the author, seems to give a fair accounting of things, including a some self-criticism and introspection. Sometimes the details of their daily paddles seemed a little redundant, which I guess is inevitable when you are describing padding over thousands of miles. But there are some interesting adventures in here and they meet many generous and friendly Aussies along the way. Not a bad read, if you like tales of outdoor adventure.