Trailer Ò Inside PDF by Ò Susan Marie Conrad

Trailer Ò Inside PDF by Ò Susan Marie Conrad Incredible voyage, very detailed, from chart reading to experiencing the day to day, life and nature s challenges, thick, takes time to get through Quite the woman A journey of the heart as well as one of personal transformation Well done 3.
5 maybe because in my mind I kept comparing it to Wild I would have like to have known about Susan and her motivations to undertake such a journey If you have been to Alaska, you will enjoy being reminded of it and if you haven t, you will want to go, although perhaps not alone in a kayak One important observation that stuck with me There is a difference between fear that unpleasant emotion associated with the belief that someone or something is a threat and being scared Being scared is an in the moment feeling caused by an actual threat An important distinction to remember, I think, especially for those of us prone to worry.
Inside One Woman S Journey Through The Inside Passage Is A Plucky Adventure Memoir Of The Sea And Soul Told By A Woman On A Big Adventure In A Small Boat Along The Coast Of Western North America In Spring , With Her World Scaled Down To An Foot Sea Kayak And The , Mile Ribbon Of Water Called The Inside Passage, Susan Conrad Launched A Journey That Took Her North To Alaska On The Way, She Forged Friendships, Lived Her Dream, And Discovered The Depths Of Her Own Strength And Courage I had the pleasure of meeting the author, Susan Conrad, in the ferry lineup on Salt Spring Island I became immediately interested in her Inside Passage adventure, as my family and I experienced the I.
P and other parts of Alaska as a shakedown cruise on our 41 foot sailboat, prior to going off shore for 5 years Reading the book, I could relate to may of Susan s venturesome encounters.
There is much to like about this book It is well written, detailed and informative It is a must read if you are into kayaking.
Loved this journey While I have read a number of extended journey books Wild, other long term backpacking trip books on the PCT or Appalachian Trial authors approaches to these vary Some are logistics heavy with less inner journey, others are inward but fail to capture what it is really like out there or what the reader needs to picture in order to truly go on the trip with you This book is fantastic in its detail while not being self indulgent Having travelled the Inside Passage on the Alaska Ferry Conrad mentions, it takes a keen eye and care to really capture the feel of the place, to be able to picture each campsite etc Her pacing of the story neither rushes nor drags, I never lost interest Lastly, while I would have loved even of her inner journey particularly in the 1st half of the book as we get a wonderful dose of it in the 2nd half, I enjoyed her balance of both It was both Loved the concept of an woman in the wild, adventuring alone However, the writing itself lacks personal insight and thoughtfulness She is an excellent descriptive writer The landscape and physical experience of the kayak are well told and easy to imagine She lacks in emotional depth and introspectiveness that a solo adventure might elicit At the beginning of the book, she expresses a desire for time with herself to contemplate, yet never seems to The focus instead on the exterior panoramas and happenings She, also, comes up short on delving into the people she meets along the way A few people who host her overnight, or at least offer shelter campsite, are briefly described, but never become characters I see this not as a lack This was a gift from Dave and Garrett last Christmas, and I thought I would throw it in a dry bag and read it on summer kayak adventureswhich we never had An enjoyable read, though, no matter what the season I wondered if I would feel inspired to expand my paddling skills after reading this book, but no To plan an expedition like the author did, and to paddle solo takes years of preparation and skill building I m inspired to find time in the future to sit in my kayak and connect with nature, but I m a fairweather paddler and a can live with living vicariously through other people s larger adventures.
I bought Susan s book after taking one of her classes and having a lovely conversation with her at lunch I m so glad I did Not normally a memoir reader, I was struck by Susan s candid and visceral story that swept me up in her journey just like she d stowed me away in a pocket and taken me along for the ride Except I didn t have to endure swarms of flies or encounters with bears Wonderful story and one heckuva adventure

Disclaimer Susan is a dear friend, so I m biased I witnessed her hard work and persistence in both paddling the Inside Passage and writing this book Her memoir is a tale of both her inner and outer journey while paddling 1,200 miles of challenging ocean waters and attempting to synthesize 50 years of living which has its own unique challenges Inside has been called Wild by kayak, but frankly I think Susan s story demonstrates far self awareness and awareness of the natural environment around her than Wild Not to mention MUCH preparation Without such careful preparation, a person could easily suffer a fatal mishap on a journey like this.
Susan has accomplished things most of us only talk about doing She is one of the most accomplished and impressive women I know yet she is also kind I had the pleasure to hear Susan Conrad give a presentation about her journey through the Inside Passage and knew I had to read her book I was not disappointed It is a wonderful, insightful read The motivations of people that take on the challenges climbing mountains, trekking thousand of miles, or in this case, kayaking for 66 days from Anacortes, Washington to Juneau, Alaska, can be hard to discern Everyone has their own reasons for the challenges they take on Conrad gives us insight into the why by revealing what she gained from the experience.
We all make plans Sometimes they are just notions rather than full blown itineraries and they often don t match reality Conrad planned as if her life depended on it because it did The planning, preparation, and physical training were intense and part of the journey She encounters unrelenting rains, dangerous tides, bears, black flies, a few cre

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