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Wilderness Seasons: Life and Adventure in Canada's North Paperback – December 1, 1988
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This wonderful, 'true' adventure is about a couple's experiences in the remote wilderness of northern British Columbia. It tells of why they left; how they lived; what they saw; what they did with their days; and most importantly (for me anyway) of why they'd do it again.
This brings me to why some readers may not like it: -
If you don't understand why two people would choose to leave the city and move to a remote land, full of cold, darkness, loneliness and Bears...then you won't enjoy this book as much as I did. You may (by that I mean 'it's possible') develop some understanding as to why the authors chose to live in the wilderness...but then again, you may not. For me, this was one of the greatest aspects of the book. The authors never try to justify why they went on this adventure. They told of their reasons and left it at that...leaving the reader to understand...or to read on, thinking 'Why would anyone...?' Either you 'understand', or you don't. I understood...and I loved it. But for those who don't...you just might stay that way!
1. There is much emphasis on this young man's photography, yet there are few pictures in the book and even they are black and white, disappointing.
2. Too much emphasis on photography and having to fool around with the guy's camera and film.
3. It would have been nice to include more details on their day to day, insignificant life and less on the snow skiing. More pics would have been a great boost.
4. The title is OK, but the main theme is on the couple making a 14 month life from city to wilderness a success.
5.Ian does all of the thinking so it appears. The book says the authors are Ian and Sally, not nearly enough direct comments/input from Ian's wife, Sally Wilson.
the authors of this book are not wild and crazy people they are normal down to earth people who have gone and done something that most of us would love to do.
it,s full of great chapters with exciting stories of wild rapids,and wild animals,also long boring days that they hated but persivered through,a few mountain men with interesting stories I hope you enjoy this book and I hope my review was helpfull
The book is written from the journals they kept during their 14 month adventure. I was totally drawn into their lives as they described building a cabin and a food cache, the wildlife they lived among, the changing of the seasons, canoeing on the lake, the sounds and smells of the wilderness, and the aurora borealis at night.
I just purchased their other two books (Arctic Adventures, and Wilderness Journey: Reliving the Adventures of Canada's Voyageurs) because I want to travel and explore with them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting story about a couple moving to the wides of Canada.Published 17 months ago by Cathy Elliott
Enjoyed this read that details experience of surviving Canadian wilderness. It was recommended by a friend and I have recommended it to others.Published on January 11, 2014 by M. E. F.
Read this book many years ago out loud to my kids. We all loved it. It's sweet, fun, fascinating and not the least bit offensive--great for all ages. Memorable book.Published on September 2, 2013 by Eclectic Reader