When a young man left his years of naval service behind him he yearned for something different. A challenge, of course, but something where he could be at one with nature, find his own space in his own company but also enjoy the friendship of others when the opportunity arose.
So began an epic trip by bicycle through some of the most stunning scenery the United States has to offer, crossing mountains and rivers in a quest to reach the one place of beauty he always wanted to return to.
From Ohio to the Rocky Mountains, the road was often hard but never dull and the kindness of strangers was always in abundance. Venison steaks provided by campers at a lake, romantic encounters with beautiful women, offers of accommodation when the weather took a turn for the worse and meeting other wanderers on the route, all made for a journey that was as varied as the roads traveled.
A travel journal like few before it, Pedaling Through Paradise is a book that touches the soul with the warmth of ...
Part memoir, part travelogue, The Journey Inward takes you on an exciting and life-changing journey across northern Spain. What started as a way to celebrate her 50th birthday suddenly became one of the most difficult challenges the author has ever faced. From the preparation for this incredible journey to the daily trek through ancient villages and over mountains, The Journey Inward captivates you with the magic that has called people to make this expedition for more than a thousand years. The Camino de Santiago, or The Way, has always been a personal and spiritual pilgrimage culminating at the magnificent Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. Having never hiked and armed with only her mental determination, the author artfully takes you through the daily ups and downs of the Camino as she faces the challenges of an injured knee, overcomes mental hurdles and celebrates emotional breakthroughs.The Journey Inward has something for everyone. Readers will cheer, cry and be inspired with every ...
A coming of age story... When Hap Cameron left home at the age of 21, he decided he wanted to live and work in every continent before he turned thirty. He knew he had plenty of time, so how hard could it be? Bloody hard, as it turned out. But his goal would change his life in ways he never expected. If he'd known that over the next eight years he'd end up locked in a US jail cell, almost get killed by gangsters in Africa, and that the quest to reach Antarctica would almost break him, Hap might have spent more time focusing on his other two goals-to have fun and meet foreign girls. Eight years, seven continents, one hell of a ride.
SOON TO BE A TV SERIES True, far-out 60s stories full of cool adventure, good vibes, warmth, humor and a look into the hearts and minds of people responding to a dangerous world situation. Entertaining and uplifting. The psychedelic sixties come alive in this multi-level history/memoir, written by a journalist who dropped out to live the story, seek enlightenment and have fun.
Where have all the flower children gone? Gone to The Farm, an amazing 1,500-member hippie commune nestled in the backwoods of Tennessee.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace." -- John Lennon
That was us. We had it going.
Beyond sex, drugs and rock 'n roll -- a remarkable experiment in collective living where thousands of high-minded people joined forces, pooled resources and attempted to create a simple, gracious, meaningful, sustainable lifestyle the world can afford.
Soar free and take a trip -- an extraordinary journey from Greenwich Village beatniks in the '50s into the psychedelic '60s and ...
Short stories of outdoor and sports adventures, mostly in the Scottish countryside, shared amongst friends. The accounts hold a common theme of how serious play and antics deepen friendships and enhance appreciation for fun, life and physical movement in the outdoors.
Genre: Sports & Outdoors Length: 219 Pages (5,764 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: May 24th, 2020
"Improve or quit!" That's the ultimatum Randy Stewart gave himself when his mediocre golf game fell completely apart. His solution was to seek professional help for twelve months and to record his experience along the way. This book is that narrative, an autobiography of his efforts to salvage his game. It is not a rehash of prior events but rather a reaction as they unfolded. As you read, you will become part of a gallery watching this troubled hacker determine his golfing future.
The book's tone is more inspirational than instructional. At its end, you should have a greater appreciation of the challenge and charm of golf. You may also look at your own life a bit differently. All golf enthusiasts will find this honest, humorous, and heartwarming story well worth the read.
How to bring preparedness to the little ones around you.
This book demonstrates a selection of prepper projects from how to make your own dowsing rods to quick deploy paracord bike handles. The only limits are your imagination. Use these projects as a springboard to get your kids involved in preparedness at an early age and watch them grow, explore, and innovate!
You will be able to guide your kids through each project one by one or let them sift through and choose a project that works for them. Or, you can pull from these projects to enhance other teaching and learning opportunities. Each project is designed to inspire and innovate. You can scale projects up or down as needed. So whether you are looking for something for the lone home-schooler to do in his or her off-time or something to challenge your scout troop, 4-H crew, or your next campout, this book is for you.
Projects are organized with a clear, concise description and include full-color photos and embedded links for easy ...
Ever thought of ditching your conventional life to buy a sailboat and go traveling the world as a modern-day sea nomad? Half Fast is the true story of a married couple in their thirties who do just that -- a move some of their family and friends consider to be a 'half-assed scheme' at best. With little money and even even less nautical experience they leave their small-town home in Arkansas to embark on an adventure they hope will last for a year or two but which evolves into a quarter-century voyage of discovery spanning half the world. Come along with Randy and Cheryl as they cruise their small boat to intriguing destinations that you won't find in any tourist brochure. Along the way they discover the best and worst the sailing life has to offer as they visit twenty-nine countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America and the South Pacific. Their adventures and misadventures include encounters with hurricanes, thieves, drug smugglers and a disastrous tsunami as well as lasting ...
Originally published in 2007 in hardback format by Gate 17. One Man Went to Mow is technically viewed as the follow up title to Mark Worrall's best selling Chelsea title from 2004, Over Land and Sea.
It's July 2006, the World Cup has just finished in dismal penalty shootout failure for England and back to back Premiership champions Chelsea FC are preparing for the new season with a squad bolstered by the high profile signings of Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko. Surfing on a wave of optimism, buoyed by the outspoken confidence of manager Jose Mourinho, Marco and the rest of the Gate 17 boys return to Stamford Bridge in expectant mood, high on hope and talking about the Blues winning an unprecedented quadruple of trophies."One Man Went To Mow", the eagerly anticipated follow up to Mark Worrall's cult terrace classic, "Over Land and Sea", chronicles the ongoing adventures of a colourful group of Chelsea supporters as they follow their teams quest for glory. In true gloriously ...
The newest edition to the Camping series! Camping Recipes - 2 Cookbook Set is a collection of 200 recipes to take camping.
Nothing is better than preparing a meal over a campfire. Preparing quick meals on camping trips is easy if you have the right recipes and ingredients. This two cookbook set of Bonnie Scott's camping books includes the titles:
100 Easy Camping Recipes
Camping Recipes: Foil Packet Cooking
With recipes for campfires, grills and foil packets, tips for camping, camping checklists and more, you'll find that Camping Recipes - 2 Cookbook Set provides you with much more than just a few basic camping recipes.
Buy Camping Recipes - 2 Cookbook Set today and see for yourself how quick and easy it is to make delicious food outdoors!
Milwaukee has some of the most beautiful parks in the United States. This book is chock filled with ideas for how to enjoy them. Take a hike. Ride a bike. Play ball. Geocache. Find fossils. Experience the parks in a new exciting way. This wonderland is waiting to be explored!
Enjoy watching the images (190+ pictures) captured in typical sessions of bird-watching in Asuncion, Paraguay (of 100 species + 39 species of bonus, between them the Vermilion Flycatcher, the Osprey, the Toco Toucan, the Blue-crested Trogon, the Rufous-browed Peppershrike, the Plush-crested Jay, the Nacunda Nighthawk, the Scarlet-headed Blackbird, the Black Skimmer and even a rare case of Xanthocromism),and by the way, take your time to meditate about pollution and some pernicious practices that affect wildlife.
And remember: wild animals are not pets. They should not be kept in cages nor should they be manipulated for entertainment.
Do not buy or receive wild animals to keep them captive, nor for any other reason.
Do not be fooled by those who promote the keeping of birds in cages or their manipulation for entertainment, under a false banner of ornithophily.
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Miles is lost in a world he doesn't believe in. Paralyzed by the enormity of our situation and resigned to a life of inaction. Then a brief moment sparks his exploration into the folds of the Great Mystery. He learns what it means to live in a good way, how to carry abundance in his heart while shedding the illusion of scarcity, and through the journey, becomes an active participant in his own life.
This book has it all. Action. Adventure. Comedy. Romance. Water Protectors. Deep philosophical meanderings and mystical nonsense. Plus frybread.
The weights of the world are heavy, there's a lot of work to be done, let's get to it already.
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RotoAcademy is the world's first fantasy football training school. I founded RotoAcademy to bridge the gap between the average fantasy football player and the game's elite, and I've teamed up with some of fantasy football's top minds to create educational lessons designed to help you win your league.
In this inaugural Volume 1.0 edition of Lessons from RotoAcademy, you'll learn:
-How to Project Rookies (and Why They Matter)
-How to Quantify Offensive Line Play
-Why Your Draft Picks Suck (and How to Fix It)
-How to Project Players on New Teams
-What Warren Buffett Can Teach You About Fantasy Football
-And a Whole Lot More
One of the traits that separates RotoAcademy from other fantasy sports services is that we take a truly scientific approach to the game, valuing the pursuit of knowledge as highly as the knowledge itself. We'll show you the latest theories, trends, and stats in fantasy football, but more important, we'll teach you how to be flexible enough to change your strategies ...
"If you love playing baseball, herein lies a beautiful story." --- Jeff Howell
The crack of the bat or the pop of the mitt over the "hey batter batter" rhyme of the infield... what a sound! What does this baseball team know about the game that so many others seem to miss? What is their secret and how do they do it?
The coach believes this group of 10 - 13 year old boys has a chance to win a lot of baseball games. He also knows they could very easily end the season sooner than they want. Will they be able to trust in his simple concept?
Young, passionate, and courageous boys are taught valuable lessons in a magical season that interjects into their personal lives this wonderful game we call baseball. In the intersection of their lives with the game of Little League baseball, will they be able to take home the biggest prize of all?
UPDATED AND EXPANDED FOR 2016
New in this edition:
• 60 additional, brand new questions
• improved layout for questions and answer keys makes it easier than ever to quiz family and friends
• brand new chapters on Orb, California Chrome and American Pharoah
• improved functionality for Kindle, smartphones and tablets
• print edition includes 17 B&W photographs - Kindle edition includes 25 full color photographs
320 total Kentucky Derby trivia questions
Spying the twin spires, hugging the rail, hearing the snap of the gate, the crowd takes a nervous deep breath in unison. The horses lunge, the jockeys crouch. Now the race for the roses is run and timelessness has begun.
Long-shot odds, winning tickets, record crowds, Hall of Fame statistics, and historical dates all add up to the "most exciting two minutes in sports." Think you know Kentucky Derby history?
This IQ Series book will test even the best horsemen and trainers who have been around ...
Long before tourism dominated Florida's coastline, the state was home to dozens of commercial fisheries and ethnically diverse communities of rugged individuals who made their living from the sea.
In A Pioneer Son at Sea, Gilbert Voss, a celebrated marine biologist, recounts his early days of fishing on both coasts of the peninsula during the Great Depression and World War II. Here are vanished scenes from old Florida, almost unimaginable to modern residents of the state: gill-netting for mackerel off Jupiter, the early days of charterboat fishing for sailfish out of Stuart and Boynton, the snapper fleet at Carrabelle, sponge-diving at Tarpon Springs, the oyster fishery at Crystal River, and mullet fishing from airboats at Flamingo.
Oversized personalities inhabit these pages, including Voss's brothers, who were themselves seminal figures in the early days of Florida big-game fishing. Voss's anecdotes feature Crackers, rum runners, murderers, Conchs, wealthy industrialists, ...