Friday, February 8, 2008
Exploring the World's Most Exotic Islands
CBC had an interesting discussion on this afternoon and one of the questions they asked was: how would you describe newfoundland and labrador?
I would have offered up: exotic
The discussion reminded me of the book Island Gods written by Richard Bangs and Pamela Roberson in 1991. Newfoundland received a whole chapter in this book so I think exotic is a deserving word. It is difficult to get a copy now, but I believe there may still a few available at amazon.com. In the credit section Mark Dykeman and Jim Price were recognized for their contribution in assisting Richard with his kayaking experiences. Many of the destinations described will be familiar to kayakers in the province: Ireland's Eye, Witless Bay(Great Island). Newfoundland is listed amidst some extraordinary destinations: Dominica, Bahrain, Sri Lanka and Lombok to name a few.
Consider picking up this book to add to your kayaking book collection.