Worlds to Discover
Kayak Adventures One Inch above the Water
Kayak adventurer Jim Payne can’t stop running away from home. After solo trips on American and English waterways, recounted in One Inch above the Water (2008) and Discovering England (2012), Payne shares four more harrowing and humorous adventures in Worlds to Discover:
- Facing angry bulls and breached dams on the Connecticut River;
- Navigating alligator-infested swamps on the Chattahoochee River;
- Outguessing rapids and quicksand on Chile's Bío Bío River;
- Dodging towboats and exploding fish on the Ohio River.
Through thick and thin, Payne stumbles onto a new theory: "If you want to learn from your mistakes," he says, "you need lots of them."