Audrey Sutherland was raised in California and has lived in Hawaii since 1952. She raised her four children as a single mother, supporting her family as a school counselor. In 1962 she decided to tour the coast of Molokai by swimming it – and towing along an inflatable raft with supplies. She has ever since been an inveterate water traveler, during the past several decades in inflatable kayak because it’s transportable, light enough for her to handle comfortably and relatively inexpensive.
This deserves six or seven stars! I found the book engrossing and an easy read, but with a depth that made me search my own soul. Read morePublished 12 days ago by K. Morey
An extraordinary story by an extraordinary woman who, at age 60, quit her job and paddled her 9-foot inflatable kayak along the Inside Passage from Ketchikan to Skagway -- often... Read morePublished 18 days ago by M. H. MacDougall
Very enjoyable story. She was quite an admirable and corageous woman.Published 2 months ago by Joyce Lake
I just want to add my admiration for Audrey's trip and her very descriptive book. She refers to Four Season's North, Billie Wright's book about the beauty and rawness of an... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donna Lee
What an inspiration! I'm a novice kayaker. Audrey's observations, recipes and tips on her paddle around Alaska have awakened the explorer in me.Published 15 months ago by E.T.
Paddling books tend to read well in inverse proportion to the scale of the voyage - better written are the least interesting or useful trips, for some reason. Not this one. Read morePublished 15 months ago by boatnut
Paddling North by Audrey Sutherland is a wonderful record of her kayaking trip in Alaska. I was spellbound by her whole trip! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Hannah Johnstone
I enjoyed reading about Audrey's adventure in Alaska. I read it on my kindle. I wished some of her photos were included in the kindle version.Published 22 months ago by Victoria E Dauciunas