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The Lure of Faraway Places: Reflections on Wilderness and Solitude

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The Lure of Faraway Places is the publication canoeist Herb Pohl (1930-2006) did not live to see published. But Pohl's words and images provide a unique portrait of Canada by one who was happiest when travelling our northern waterways alone. Austrian-born Herb Pohl died at the mouth of the Michipcoten River on July 17, 2006. He is remembered as "Canada's most remarkable solo traveller."

While mourning their loss, Herb Pohl's friends found, to their surprise and delight, a ...

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Overview

The Lure of Faraway Places is the publication canoeist Herb Pohl (1930-2006) did not live to see published. But Pohl's words and images provide a unique portrait of Canada by one who was happiest when travelling our northern waterways alone. Austrian-born Herb Pohl died at the mouth of the Michipcoten River on July 17, 2006. He is remembered as "Canada's most remarkable solo traveller."

While mourning their loss, Herb Pohl's friends found, to their surprise and delight, a manuscript of wilderness writings on his desk in his lakeside apartment in Burlington, Ontario. He had hoped one day to publish his work as a book. With help and commentary from best-selling canoe author and editor James Raffan, Natural Heritage is proud to present that book, Herb's book, The Lure of Faraway Places. "There's nothing like it in canoeing literature," says Raffan. "It's part journal, part memoir, part wilderness philosophy and part tips and tricks of the most pragmatic kind written about parts of the country most of us will never see by the most committed and ambitious solo canoeist in Canadian history."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781897045244
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James Raffan, a much experienced writer, paddler and northern traveller, has been recognized with many honours including the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. He is the Curator of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, and resides in Seeleys Bay, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword-The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Herb Pohl James Raffan xi

1 The Lure of Faraway Places 3

2 Moisie River, 1978 8

3 To Labrador-from Schefferville to Nain-Kogaluk River, 1982 19

4 Notakwanon River, 1984 28

5 Ugjoktok River, 1985 44

6 Clearwater Winter, 1987 55

7 Labrador's Fraser River, 1987 63

8 Ancient Trails to the Coppermine River, 1988 71

9 Umiujaq Circle-Wiachewan and Nastapoca Rivers, 1990 84

10 Kanairiktok River-from Knox Lake to Hopedale, 1992 93

11 First Descent of Rivière du Nord, 1993 104

12 Retirement Odyssey in the Great Northwest, 1994 111

13 Unfinished Business on the Quebec-Labrador Border, 1996 124

14 No Agenda on the Eastmain, 1997 132

15 East Natashquan-A Relaxing Alternative to Pondhopping, 1999 141

16 Finishing the Albany River Trip, 2000 149

17 Still Finishing the Pondhopping Caper-Mistastin Lake, 2001 156

18 A Last Northern Hurrah-Clearwater River, 2003 167

Afterword-The Journey Ends James Raffan 176

Appendix I Herb Pohl Chronology 185

Appendix II Herb Pohl Bibliography 187

Appendix III Cooking with Herb 189

Notes 191

Bibliography 201

Index 203

About the Editor 209

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