Paddling My Own Canoe
Published by Patagonia, a commemorative edition of Audrey Sutherland’s beloved adventure memoir, originally published by the University of Hawaii Press in 1978.
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In 1958, while flying from one island to another, Audrey Sutherland saw the remote and roadless northeast side of Moloka‘i, with its spectacular sea cliffs and waterfalls. Always an adventurer, she decided that she must find a way to explore this then inaccessible area. After much study, she determined that the best way for her to navigate these treacherous sea walls was to swim while towing a raft, then paddling a kayak. This is the story of fulfilling her dream, of planning then implementing, of launching and advancing, of retreating and reconnoitering, of challenge and success. This is the story of the trip that convinced her that personal growth comes when one goes simple, goes solo, goes now.
- 176 pages, with full-color illustrations and maps throughout
- Dimensions: 5” X 7 ½”
- Published by Patagonia
- Printed on 100% post-consumer-waste recycled paper
- Paperback book with flaps