This book contains ten paddling adventure stories that take place in locations across the US and Canada. In each location, the author is surrounded by nature offering whatever conditions the natural world presents. Sometimes they are beautiful, offering deep transcendent moments, but at other times the author is cold, wet, frightened, or driven mad by swarms of bugs. These trials are the dues paid to experience a glorious sunrise over a salt marsh, or to watch manatees playing in the shallows, or to hear the muttering of a group of Ibis foraging along the shore of a beautiful river. The stories show one man's attempt to regain a deep connection with the natural world through wilderness experiences that challenge, frighten, confound, and glorify, in the hope that his adventures may inspire others to experience the same.
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|Publisher:||Austin-Macauley Publishers Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
Donald D. Yackel was born under the water sign: Aquarius. Maybe that explains his lifelong affinity for water and boats. He spent his summers on Oneida Lake near Syracuse, New York, sharing long hours with his grandfather, learning about the natural world. Over the years he progressed from playing in power boats to sailing Lake Ontario; a move to Albany, New York, near the Adirondack Mountains introduced him to canoe camping and finally, kayaking. Along the way he built a sailboat and a kayak, before learning that his great, great, grandfather was a boat builder too, who built boats and barges for the Erie Canal.