Around Florida, by sea kayak
Some people buy a motorcycle when they have a midlife crisis. Warren Richey decided to kayak around Florida.
"Without a Paddle: Racing Twelve Hundred Miles Around Florida by Sea Kayak" ($24.99, St. Martins Press, 2010) by Richey discusses how he dealt with a divorce at age 50 by entering - and winning - the Ultimate Florida Challenge in 2006.
An angler's paradise
In the early 1960s, Ray Smith cleared a spot of land out of the Darien jungle in Panama for one purpose: fishing.
"Panama Paradise: A Tribute to Tropic Star Lodge" ($95, The Derrydale Press, 2010) by Guy Harvey records the history of the lodge from its earliest beginnings to the present-day mammoth catches.
Test your knowledge and learn something new about the wide blue yonder with "Do Whales Get the Bends? 118 Questions About Sea Life and Man's Relationship with the Sea" ($17.95, Sheridan House Inc., 2010).
Ins and outs of the Bahamas
You're not ready for that Bahaman cruise until you've stowed "2010 Yachtsman's Guide to the Bahamas" (Tropical Island Publishers, 2010, $44.95).
Getting to know the real ‘Wizard of Bristol'
Nathanael Herreshoff's yacht designs are as legendary as the man himself. But who was the true man behind the design?
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