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My paddle to the sea : eleven days on the river of the Carolinas

Author: John Lane
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
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Three months after a family vacation in Costa Rica ends in tragedy when two fellow rafters die on the flooded Rio Reventazón, John Lane sets out with friends from his own backyard in upcountry South Carolina to calm his nerves and to paddle to the sea. Like Huck Finn, Lane sees a river journey as a portal to change, but unlike Twain's character, Lane isn't escaping. He's getting intimate with the river that flows  Read more...
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Lane, John, 1954-
My paddle to the sea.
Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011016376
(OCoLC)719714734
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lane
ISBN: 9780820341316 0820341312 1283267888 9781283267885
OCLC Number: 756658656
Notes: "A Wormsloe Foundation nature book."
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages) : maps
Contents: Cover; Contents; The Blessing; Rio Reventazón; Glendale and Little Five Falls; Pacolet Portages; Overnight at Louie's; Grindal Shoals; The Wild Pacolet; Confluence; Night on Goat Island; Lockhart Portage; Wood's Ferry Campground; Riding the Flood; Parr Shoals Reservoir; Haltiwanger Island; Approaching the Fall Line; Columbia Layover; Green Diamond; Congaree; 601 Rendezvous; Lake Marion Portage; Hill's Landing; Our Bridge Too Far; The Lower Santee; Jamestown Landing; Aiming for Hampton Plantation; Atonement; Acknowledgments.
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Three months after a family vacation in Costa Rica ends in tragedy, Lane sets out with friends from his own backyard in upcountry South Carolina to calm his nerves and to paddle to the sea. Through  Read more...

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