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Paddling My Own Canoe
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The Island Preparing The First Swim Freeze-dried Wine The Rain Fog Place Wailau Valley To Kalaupapa The Canoe Return to Pelekunu Alone at the Shack Pelekunu Plaza Paddle On Equipment

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*Featured on The Cleanest Line *Featured in Patagonia social media *Featured in Patagonia Books social media *Promoted to paddling, watersport, travel, and adventure magazines, as well as over 60

About the Author

Audrey Sutherland grew up in California but lived in Hawai'i from 1952 until her death in 2015 at the age of 94. She raised her four children as a single mother, supporting her family by working as a school counselor. In 1962, she decided to explore the coast of Moloka'i by swimming it while towing an inflatable raft with supplies, a story told in Paddling My Own Canoe (Patagonia, 2018). Ever after she was an inveterate water traveler. She was also the author of Paddling Hawai'i. Yoshiko Yamamoto is one of the premier block printers in the Arts and Crafts style. Yamamoto's block prints are letterpress printed using hand cut blocks on acid free paper. She is the co-owner of The Arts and Crafts Press, and co-author of several books about the arts and crafts movement, published by Gibbs Smith and Chronicle.

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The importance of this book lies in its narrative of one woman's drive to test her limits against unforgiving elements, and in the insight she gained (and shares) about herself and human nature. -- The Houston Post * The Houston Post *
Equal parts self-help book, environmental tract, and a reflection on one's mortality, this book is beautifully written and an inspiration to find one's own adventures, be they solo or with trusted partners. -- MidwestBasecamp.com
This is a splendid adventure story -- proof that the thrills of surging seas, dangerous cliffs, unknown terrain and isolation can be found in Hawaii. -- Honolulu Star Bulletin * Honolulu Star Bulletin *
For mainlanders, a pleasant, friendly introduction to lush new scenery and a one-of-a-kind sensibility. -- Kirkus * Kirkus *
The most isolated and spectacular seacoast in Hawaii is on the northeast side of Molokai. . . . Audrey Sutherland set out alone . . . . Her account is first-rate adventure . . . For the armchair traveler as well as the adventurer. -- Publishers Weekly review of the first edition * Publishers Weekly *
More than adventure, it's a human being's joyous response to, and interaction with, the forces of nature. -- Honolulu Advertiser * Honolulu Advertiser *

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