At age 60, Audrey Sutherland inflated a kayak and set out alone to explore the coast of Alaska. Published by Patagonia, Paddling North details Ms. Sutherland's adventures and lets the reader learn from her keen observations and expertise on the water. She shares her recipes as well.
In a tale remarkable for its unselfconscious self-reliance and acute natural observation, the author begins with her decision, at age 60, to undertake a solo, summerlong voyage along the southeast coast of Alaska in an inflatable kayak. Published by Patagonia, 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. With maps, illustrations and the author's recipes.
171 pages including full-color, original illustrations by Yoshiko Yamamoto; recipes by Audrey Sutherland, maps, bibliography and gear list