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Topic: Water and Sky, ...by Alan Kesselheim< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Read this a few weeks ago, and really liked it.  It's another one of those canoe across the Canadian Barrens books that I like.  I'm amazed at the trip they did, and wintering over, brrrrrr.  I'm sure I never had this couple's ambition and strength, even when I was young, but I sure enjoyed the armchair adventure with them.  They canoed north, up the Athabasca River and wintered over in a small cabin on Athabasca Lake, and then continued canoeing north through the barrens to Black Lake.  More than a year on this adventure.

I read "Let Them Paddle", recommended by rangersven and enjoyed it, and I will read more of Kesselheim's books.


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I've always enjoyed Kesselheim. Pretty down to earth writer.  I read Water and Sky a while back and found it well my time.  Informative and interesting.

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I'll have to give this one a try because I also dig books about the Canadian Barrens.

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If you like Kesselheim's northern adventures, you should like this lok, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Into-Great-Solitude-Arctic-Journey/dp/080500727X

I really enjoyed the book and the PBS program on the paddling trip.

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Here's part of the video.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u-_TI2Hw29o

Perkins does not have the best voice for narration; however, the video and what he says are really what matters.


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Yes, love Robert Perkins, and his moustache-licking-rapid-running!  I have the book, used to have the VHS of this trip, and have tried to find the DVD of it, but have not found the DVD.  Love that arctic tundra!

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I managed to score a copy of this book via inter-library loan and finished it last night. This is a great book and enjoyed it immensely though the second half of their trip - done with the author's brother and his wife - seemed less enthusiastic than the description of the first half.

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I, agree, tomas, the second part was less enthusiastic and I felt like it was the better land to paddle through.

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I, agree, tomas, the second part was less enthusiastic and I felt like it was the better land to paddle through.

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