Bess Press - Paddling My Own Canoe: A Solo Adventure on the Coast of Molokaʻi
In 1958, while flying from one island to another, Audrey Sutherland sees the remote and roadless northeast side of Molokaʻi, with its spectacular sea cliffs and waterfalls. Always an adventurer, she decides that she must find a way to explore this then inaccessible area. After much study, she determines that the best way for her to navigate these treacherous sea walls is to swim while towing an inflatable kayak. This is the story of fulfilling her dream, of planning then implementing, of launching and advancing, of retreating and reconnoitering, of challenge and success. This is the story of the trip that convinced her that personal growth comes when one goes simple, goes solo, goes now.