This book encapsulates the experiences of a five year old boy from the time he was fortunate to have witnessed a village cricket game sometime in 1949 in a far off field in Berbice, British Guiana. It was a defining moment of his life as the love of the game took hold of him then and in his later adult life. The story is centered around his adulthood in attending the first ever Cricket World Cup Tournament, held in the Caribbean in 2007 which is attended by him and a number of his son’s friends. Being surrounded by cricket literally on a 24/7 basis for the week; childhood and young adult memories pertaining to the game are evoked and these he shares with his audience. He shares with us some of the “memorable” games in which he took part. He also shares his experiences of some of the cricket teams to have visited Guyana from the 1950s to the 1980s. He unabashedly lets his audience know that he considers the period of the 60s and 70s to be the eras with which he associated his fondest memories. The great West Indian players Rohan Kanhai and Gary Sobers are his heroes. He also describes for his audience the other great cricketers from England, Australia, India, and Pakistan whom he had been able to see perform at the famous Bourda cricket ground in Georgetown, Guyana. In the final chapters he assesses the state of the game of cricket in the world today and the changes which the game had to undergo in order to survive in the fast-paced modern world. He ends his story by recounting with some of his grandchildren recounting cricket games in St. Lucia so as to introduce them to this game on which he has been hooked! He recounts that they thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Dip into any of the 200 tips in this handy book to make yourself a better yachtsman. They are the very best of the Skipper’s Tips from the pages of Yachting Monthly magazine.
Each tip is a pearl of wisdom from Britain's foremost yachting writer, Tom Cunliffe.
Discover practical skills that you won’t find anywhere else. Each tip is illustrated and there’s something for everyone – from complete beginner to ocean navigator.
Skipper’s Tips is a treasure trove of nautical know-how, covering everything from seamanship and life on board to navigation and safety, with lots more in-between.
With this easy-to-use guide, learn skills to use in all facets of life, whether it’s on the job, on a date, in the gym, in the home, or in a pinch. For every guy too intimidated to ask a question for fear of seeming inexperienced and unworldly, here’s a book to answer all (or most!) of life’s pressing quandaries: How do you break off a friendship when it’s not working any longer? What should you cook when a date is coming over for dinner? How do you buy a used car and not get totally taken for a ride? How do you stop a charging dog? In Man Up!, journalist Paul O’Donnell and his team of knowledgeable experts tackle 367 of these tough questions, imparting their advice in short to-the-point answers. Organized thematically, Man Up! is packed with essential advice delivered in prose that is as entertaining to read as it is helpful and clever. The tips run the gamut—from how to mix up a killer punch for a party to how to throw a punch when there is no other way out. Hip, engaging line drawings help to illustrate the advice, providing more than just sight gags. For every young man newly embarking on his independent adult life and for a guy at any age wanting to brush up on his skills, Man Up! is like having a trusted friend helping you along the way—except this friend has all the right answers!Praise for Man Up!“Quick fixes to the many vexing problems an ordinary dude may wind up facing in his lifetime. From how to change a flat tire to how to survive a night in jail, this guide has the solutions.” —Reader’s Digest “Paul O’Donnell is here to save “mankind.” His book, Man Up!: 367 Classic Skills for the Modern Guy, offers advice on how today's men can adapt their masculinity to modern times.” —New York Daily News “Truly useful unisex advice for the modern workplace.” —Allure
Do you yearn for an adventure in the great outdoors?
Does camping and hiking appeal to you?
Do you need some good advice before you start?
The lure of fresh air, beautiful scenery and sparsely populated expanses is something that is hard to resist. Add to that the fun exercise we get from outdoor pursuits and it all goes towards being a great day out or weekend away.
If you fancy taking up any outdoor activity then it’s always best to be prepared and with Outdoor Activities: The Ultimate Guide for An Outdoor Adventure, from Camping to Hiking and Backpacking you can be ready for anything with chapters that include:
- Types of outdoor adventures
- Tips and secrets to enjoying outdoor adventures
- The best strategies to perfect outdoor adventures
- Secrets for a successful adventure
- Characteristics of a good outdoor adventure
- Soft skills for outdoor enjoyment
- Hard skills required for outdoor adventure
- How to improve the outdoor skills
Whatever you choose to do and whatever level of skill you have, Outdoor Activities is a book that will help you be better prepared than ever before and ready to face any challenge you meet.
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Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included.
For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network.
Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This second edition features new canals and more colour photographs.
This exciting, inspiring and informative guide is perfect for anyone who loves a challenge and an adventure. There are soaring ridgelines to run, exciting river descents to swim, secret coves to explore by boat, and achievable interesting scrambles, all in stunning locations.
Each of the 150 featured adventures, which are arranged by geographical region, has been carefully chosen for being exhilarating, achievable by any reasonably active person, and as safe as possible. You'll be taken on a tour of the country and discovering where to do things you never thought possible in the UK – exploring the caves and creeks of Cornwall by kayak, sleeping under the stars surrounded by the towering mountains of the Cuillin Ridge, or swimming in the faery pools at Glen Brittle on Skye.
The Adventurer's Guide to Britain puts together some of the very best experiences from the different worlds of adventure sport, to create the ultimate outdoor bible for those who love getting outside, challenging themselves and exploring beautiful Britain.
When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it's not such a small world after all.
Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the escape they imagined.
This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the listener into thoughts of their own dreams.
Not a technical book about sailing or storm tactics but vividly described, full-tilt adventures on foreign shores.
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