Rowing to Latitude

Rowing to Latitude

Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge

Book - 2001
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A couple recalls their many adventures towing a small boat along the unforgiving coasts of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Norway.

Two by sea: A couple rows the wild coasts of the far north Jill Fredston has traveled more than twenty thousand miles of the Arctic and sub-Arctic-backwards. With her ocean-going rowing shell and her husband, Doug Fesler, in a small boat of his own, she has disappeared every summer for years, exploring the rugged shorelines of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Norway. Carrying what they need to be self-sufficient, the two of them have battled mountainous seas and hurricane-force winds, dragged their boats across jumbles of ice, fended off grizzlies and polar bears, been serenaded by humpback whales and scrutinized by puffins, and reveled in moments of calm. As Fredston writes, these trips are "neither a vacation nor an escape, they are a way of life." Rowing to Latitude is a lyrical, vivid celebration of these northern journeys and the insights they inspired. It is a passionate testimonial to the extraordinary grace and fragility of wild places, the power of companionship, the harsh but liberating reality of risk, the lure of discovery, and the challenges and joys of living an unconventional life.

& Taylor

The author recalls her many adventures as she explored the coasts of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Norway in her ocean-worthy rowing shell.

Publisher: New York : North Point Press, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374281809
Branch Call Number: 797.122092 FRE
Characteristics: xiii, 289 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.


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Aug 16, 2015

An encouragement for those of us who row... dreaming of longer trips. A reminder that as we is good to go at every opportunity, before we lose the capacity... and as we age ~ to remember that every row is worth doing ~ for it brings peace to our souls and restores the joy of living.

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