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Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctics Edge
Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctics Edge Jill Fredston 0865476551 9780865476554 Jill Fredston has traveled more than twenty thousand miles of the Arctic and sub-Arctic-backwards. With her ocean-going rowing shell and he
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Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctics Edge by Jill Fredston

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.

Author: Jill Fredston

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 312

Publisher: North Point Press

Publication Date: 2002-10-10

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ISBN: 0865476551


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