by Tim Trehearn
Gone for Shore offers a very unique perspective of one of the most spectacularly beautiful regions on the planet – the tropical coastline of northern Queensland and the islands and reefs of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. From a sea kayak, Tim Trehearn has captured a view not often seen of this precious, world-famous region – a window to a paradise.
Forty years of experience in these waters informs this book, with advice and ideas that will open the door to adventures for both experienced and novice sea-kayaking enthusiasts.
Much of this family-friendly book chronicles Tim’s sea-kayaking adventures with his wife and children – Mary Frances, Connor and Malindi – and friends. As well as providing advice on preparing for trips, the book describes possible kayaking routes. These route ideas range from day trips, to short multi-day excursions, to long adventures. Maps detail locations, points of interest and available facilities.
Chris Wighton is a friend and an enthusiastic sea kayaker … and he is paraplegic. He gives a thoughtful insight into why kayaking this beautiful region is important to him.
This book would suit sea kayakers of all levels of ability, or anyone curious to see this special region through the eyes of a sea kayaker.