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Go Deep, Go Long – Four Wild Paddling Destinations in the Lower 48

It's no secret that I've nurtured a love affair with the rivers of the Far North . What captured me, decades ago, and what still holds me, is the potential to drop in from a bridge crossing, a railroad stop, or a bush plane and truly disappear into the wilds for weeks on end. Rarely encountering people, seeing few signs of civilization, just being there week after week without distraction. I've argued that nothing south of the border compares, and I still believe that. There are inevitable nearby roads, cabins, towns, bridge crossings, fishing access, parks. The remote corridors simply don't cover enough ground. It is really tough to dive in and stay gone in that sweet way you can in, say, Labrador or northern Manitoba , never mind Nunavut . That said, there are a handful of routes in the continental U.S. that come close. Places you can escape,...
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Why Jack Johnson Wants You to Fall in Love with the Ocean

The voice behind hits such as “Upside Down” and “Better Together”—and, most recently, All The Light Above It Too —has a history of promoting environmental causes, and now Jack Johnson has joined forces with Coastal Living to name the 2017 Ocean Heroes. Read more about Jack Johnson, his connection with the sea, and the 2017 Ocean Heroes here. Johnson sat down with Coastal Living to talk about his music, his concerts, and why everyone should fall in love with the ocean. Coastal Living: What does your music mean to you? Jack Johnson: I love making music. I love getting to do this as a job. But I’ve always tried to keep it just a hobby, because it kind of works. Surfing to me is everything, and sailing, and diving—the ocean is really my first love. I love being in the ocean. Music, growing up, was always something I’d do when...
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Smartfin Turns Surfers Into Citizen-Scientists

Despite the lack of summer swell over the past three months, 50 surfers in the San Diego area have been paddling out as much as possible, putting a new line of fins through the paces. The group of test-riders, however, is not all that interested in how responsive the fins might feel coming off the top, or how much spring the fins might add to their bottom turns. The group is, instead, interested in the temperature, the salinity, and pH levels in the surf zone they've paddled into. Starting in May, through a collaboration with the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and a non-profit called The Lost Bird Project , Surfrider Foundation's San Diego chapter began distributing special fins, called Smartfins , which contain temperature sensors, a GPS device, a circuit board with a microcontroller, and a rechargeable battery. Smartfins—which are currently compatible only with Future fin boxes—were developed in order...
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Hammerhead Shark - Underwater Photography

Hammerhead Shark - Underwater Photography by Gaby Barathieu - Photo 225730459 / 500px Limited time only: Access pro member benefits for less than $5/month. Access Classes, Stats, Priority Directory listing and more! Upgrade now Original link

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Captain O my Captain, Allah Yerhamo Reiis Shazly

I was just informed by my colleague Solveigh that my dear friend and ex-colleague Capt. Shazly Mahmoud has passed last week. There's legends and then there's legendary in The Red Sea. Captain Shazly was such a figure. A powerfully built, and top fishermen of El Qseir (Red Sea - Egypt) in his mid 40's (if memory serves me) when I met him down in Qseir. We immediately had a liking to each other, he had a good crew and all of them together we created exploration magic onboard the MV SeaFair. We used to do Mersa Galeb - Zabargad - Mersa Galeb in 6 days. This meant that 4 nights we hardly slept, driving at night, diving by day... Many a touroperator got rich from our labor. But there was this sense of pride, of being the badasses... as Zabargad was only for the brave at the time. Don't forget...
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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable - Damien Hirst

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable Damien Hirst Until 3 December 2017 at Palazzo Grassi - Venice - Italy 'Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable'. It is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to Damien Hirst in Italy since the 2004 retrospective at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples ("The Agony and Ecstasy") and is curate...
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When a Cruise Ship Collides with a Superyacht

It’s rare for the worlds of yachts and cruise ships to collide, but Heesen ’s 272-foot Project Maximus incorporates elements of both vessel types to create one of the most interesting superyacht concepts shown at Monaco. It might be a coincidence that the Maximus name is also the longest hull length that Heesen can build at its facilities in the Netherlands , but the boat is vast by any measure. Clifford Denn used his experience designing luxury cruise liners for Cunard, including the Queen Mary 2 (QM2) , and Viking Ocean Cruises to shape Maximus. The arches along the sides, with vast glass panels, are dramatic, giving the boat an almost speedboat profile. Denn also positioned the wheelhouse—which typically sits amidships and near the top deck on most yachts—forward and beneath the passenger decks. This unorthodox position then allowed Denn to devote 100 percent of the exterior decks, from the...
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Fly Around the World for Just $1321

If you've ever dreamed of packing in your day job for an around the world trip, this flight deal might just make your dream become reality. Perfect for globetrotters who want to see a little of a lot of places, this route gives travelers two to three days between flights, so you can get a taste of each city before moving onto the next. For under $1500, you can see New York, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney and Honolulu, all in one fell swoop. Just make sure you have a clear schedule for November. For more information on how to book and for specific routes and flights, check out the list below. New York to Paris, France from $149 Departing: November 14, 2017 AIRLINE: Norwegian Paris, France to Abu Dhabi, UAE  from $154 Departing: November 18, 2017 AIRLINE: Pegasus Dubai, UAE to Singapore from $220 Departing: November 22, 2017 AIRLINE: Air India Singapore to Sydney, Australia ,...
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