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by John Goddard

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  • ISBN 0842513655
  • ISBN13 978-0842513654
  • Language English
  • Author John Goddard
  • Publisher Brigham Young University Press (1979)
  • Pages 318
  • Formats docx txt doc azw
  • Category Outdoor Sports
  • Subcategory Water Sports
  • Size ePub 1733 kb
  • Size Fb2 1305 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 489

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Kayaks Down the Nile" is the story of John Goddard's greatest accomplishment.

Kayaks Down the Nile" is the story of John Goddard's greatest accomplishment.

Kayaks Down the Nile Paperback – 1979. In 1951 John Goddard and two other fearless friends were the first to kayak the Nile from the its headwaters to Cairo-a total of 4,145 miles. by. John Goddard (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. be considered cumbersome today. Young Goddard, who was 23 at the time, had no kayaking experience before embarking on this extreme adventure.

Probably John Goddard infected me with wanderlust when he lectured at Lynwood High School during the late 1960s. Until, that is, I read Kayaks Down the Nile

Probably John Goddard infected me with wanderlust when he lectured at Lynwood High School during the late 1960s. Whether or not he did, I did grow up to work in Southern Africa, Egypt, Palestine and Libya - some 16 years of my life - and I cruised upstream and downstream along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan and felt that was a rather impressive excursion. Until, that is, I read Kayaks Down the Nile. Mind you, Goddard had spoken to us of this journey, and of his trip down the Congo. Still, I had forgotten much during the past 40 years.

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John Goddard (July 29, 1924 – May 17, 2013) was an American adventurer, explorer, author, and lecturer

John Goddard (July 29, 1924 – May 17, 2013) was an American adventurer, explorer, author, and lecturer. In 1940, when Goddard was fifteen years old, he wrote down a list of one hundred and twenty-seven goals he wanted to accomplish in his lifespan, from learning to type on a keyboard to climbing Mt. Everest. When I was fifteen," he told LIFE Magazine, "all the adults I knew seemed to complain, 'Oh, if only I'd done this or that when I was younger. They had let life slip by them.

Kayaks down the Nile. Goddard, John, 1926-. Provo, Utah : Brigham Young University Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

John Goddard is a remarkable person. This book describes the accomplishment of just one of over 100 goals he set in his youth. As a boy, he decided to make a list of all the things he wanted to accomplish in his lifetime, after listening to adults lamenting the things they wanted to do, but never did. Reading the book puts you right in the middle of this adventure. You can feel the sweat, and the mosquitoes. You feel the fear during dangerous escapes from rhino. You feel the tiredness in your arms from paddling the kayak. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Kayaks down the Nile from your list? Kayaks down the Nile.

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Xinetan
In 1951 John Goddard and two other fearless friends were the first to kayak the Nile from the its headwaters to Cairo—a total of 4,145 miles .The “Nileteers”, as they called themselves, did not wear crash helmets or life vests, rather they paddled for endless hours through hippo and crocodile infested waters, running rapids along the way in kayaks that would be considered cumbersome today. Young Goddard, who was 23 at the time, had no kayaking experience before embarking on this extreme adventure. I loved riding with him and was glad not to be exposed to all the nasty insects that plagued the explorers. The book is a series of journal entries that takes you down the river, stopping at villages of natives and hiking overland when needing to portage the kayaks. Goddard’s well-researched account imparts a good deal of historical information about each of the stops especially when kayaking through Egypt where he takes in the ancient temples and burial sites of the early pharaohs. This is a fascinating read for anyone contemplating a visit to any of the regions Goddard traversed from Lake Victoria to Cairo.
RuTGamer
Probably John Goddard infected me with wanderlust when he lectured at Lynwood High School during the late 1960s.

Whether or not he did, I did grow up to work in Southern Africa, Egypt, Palestine and Libya - some 16 years of my life - and I cruised upstream and downstream along the Nile between Luxor and Aswan and felt that was a rather impressive excursion.

Until, that is, I read Kayaks Down the Nile. Mind you, Goddard had spoken to us of this journey, and of his trip down the Congo. Still, I had forgotten much during the past 40 years.

Thus, I bought this book and read it as if I had never heard Goddard speak of the hardships and terrors he and his companions underwent.

I wish I could have spoken with Goddard before he passed away last May. I'd have thanked him for all his wonderful contributions to understanding the world around us.
Bumand
I read this book years ago. It's a keeper to be reread anytime for sheer pleasure. This fascinating journey was begun on November 2, 1950. I doubt it could be done now. For hair-raising adventure on the Nile river from the true source at the headsprings of the Kagera River traveling by muscle power only, 4,145 miles to Rosetta,a port town, at the mouth of the Nile on the Mediterranean sea; this exciting exploration is so interesting you may be unable to put it down until finished. It's that riveting! John Goddard and his two traveling companions risked their lives on this great river with its variety of animals, weather, peoples, and terrain, in kayaks. They became known as the three Nileteers! They were also the first to document their journey from the true source of the river. The reader actually feels a part of the journey.
What a difference there must be within this long stretch of Africa along the great river today, a half century later.
This book is a true learning experience. Seldom does a reader chance upon a book so well written and documented that one will never forget. Descriptions of the peoples along the river are amazing.
Whitehammer
Over 20 years ago I read this book and I was inspired to be more adventuresome leading me to live in Africa and to try many new things. It is a great story and about as much as you would expect from such a tale down an African rive through bandit country. I took my 3 sons on a similar adventure here in America because I wanted them to experience river travel. It was all I dreamed of and more I bought the book so they could read it as well.
Ahieones
Inspiring book you would not regretting reading.
Hbr
This book is AMAZING. These guys went down the Nile in the 1920s in -- if I remember correctly -- CANVAS skin kayaks. I had no idea hippos could be so terrifying. But they ARE.
GoodLike
I read this book years ago. I bought it for my grandson because it was a signed copy. Very nice condition.
This book transports you there! The 4100 mile journey is visible as you read. The fact that it happened 60 years ago just adds to the wonder. Awesome travel journal - it covers his experience but fills in with descriptions of the geography and the cultures he spanned. Even if you don't know who he is, and what his goals are, you will be inspired.