Paddling North: A Solo Adventure Along the Inside Passage

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Paddling North: A Solo Adventure Along the Inside Passage

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By Audrey Sutherland
Published by Patagonia

304 pages, color
Paperback with flaps

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About the Book
In a memoir remarkable for its quiet confidence and acute natural observation, the author of Paddling Hawaii and Paddling My Own Canoe begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summer-long voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak. Paddling North is a compilation of Sutherland's first two (of over 20) such annual trips and her day-by-day travels through the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Skagway. In 22 years she encountered over 30 bears, four wolves, and hundreds of whales. Her lifelong philosophy, "go simple, go solo, go now," is illustrated in this reflection-filled story of kayaking adventure. Includes maps, illustrations, and the author's camp food recipes.

About the Author
Audrey Sutherland was known for her solo wilderness expeditions and admired for her philosophy, "Go simple, go solo, go now," which she lived fully until age 94. Growing up in California and then moving to Hawai'i in 1952, Audrey raised her four children as a single mom and supported her family by working as a school counselor. In 1962, she decided to explore the coast of Moloka'i by swimming it while towing a raft with supplies, the first of countless solo adventures by this remarkable woman.