This is a biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer. Muriel Wylie Blanchet acted single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and, of course, mum, as she saw her crew through encounters with ...
This is a biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer. Muriel Wylie Blanchet acted single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and, of course, mum, as she saw her crew through encounters with tides, fog, storms, rapids, cougars and bears. She sharpened in her children a special interest in Haida culture and in nature itself. In this book, she left us with a sensitive and compelling account of their journeys.
Good. Ex-Libris. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. A sensitive, adventurous woman with a crew of five children share the excitement of a small boat in large waters. Mrs. Blanchet was the leader of a brave expedition which often followed the route taken by Captain George Vancouver throu British Columbia's coastal waters. 225 pages. Wraps have edgewear. Previous owner inscription inside front wrap. Pages are clean & text is free from markings. All pages secure in binding.
Blanchet's short stories on exploring the Pacific Northwest waterways offer a window into a time and era gone by. She describes coastal waterways, and the perils and joys of exploring and navigating them, and she offers insight into the lives of fisherman, loggers, and hermits who live on the islands and on the shores of those coastal waterways. Rich in stories on the natural world and in living life (and supporting one's children to live life) as a bold adventure, the book likely feels like a glimpse into the coastal waters for those who have explored them, an invitation to those who have yet to do so, and an opening to exploring how one introduces children to adventure for all families. Thankfully, her book is not intentionally self reflective, however one gleans her insights and perspective from the way in which her story is told. My only suggested addition would be a detailed map tracing her adventures. The stories are a refreshing and a delicious read.
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