My Paddle to the Sea



Three Months After A Family Vacation In Costa Rica Ends In Tragedy When Two Fellow Rafters Die On The Flooded Rio Reventaz N, 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 Right Past His Home In The Spartanburg Suburbs Lane S Three Hundred Mile Float Trip Takes Him Down The Broad River And Into Lake Marion Before Continuing Down The Santee River Along The Way Lane Recounts Local History And Spars With Streamside Literary Presences Such AsMind Of The South Author W J Cash Henry Savage, Author Of The Rivers Of America Series Volume On The Santee Novelist And Pulitzer Prize Winner Julia Peterkin Early Explorer John Lawson And Poet And Outdoor Writer Archibald Rutledge Lane Ponders The Sites Of Old Cotton Mills Abandoned Locks, Canals, And Bridges Ghost Towns Fallen Into Decay A Century Before Indian Mounds American Revolutionary And Civil War Battle Sites Nuclear Power Plants And Boat Landings Along The Way He Encounters A Cast Of Characters Twain Himself Would Envy Perplexed Fishermen, Catfish Clean Ers, River Rats, And A Trio Of Drug Addled Drifters On A Lonely Boat Dock A Day S Paddle From The Sea.By The Time Lane And His Companions Finally Approach The Ocean About Forty Miles North Of Charleston They Have To Fight The Tide And Set A Furious Pace Through It All, Paddle Stroke By Paddle Stroke, Lane Is Reminded Why Life And Rivers Have Always Been Wedded Together.My Paddle to the Sea

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • My Paddle to the Sea
  • John Lane
  • English
  • 13 September 2018
  • 0820339776

10 thoughts on “My Paddle to the Sea

  1. says:

    Having grown up paddling what I considered the rivers of the Carolinas the Cape Fear and Yadkin Pee Dee watersheds , I have wanted for some time to take this trip on paper with John Lane down the Broad, Conagree and Santee Rivers This basin does drain both of the Carolinas, but only a part of the western part of the state When I lived in Hickory NC in the mid 80s, I had paddled a couple of rivers that flowed into the Santee ...

  2. says:

    My Paddle to the Sea by John LaneVery similar to Bill Bryson s A Walk in the Woods, John Lane mixes memoir, local history, naturalist observations, and environmental writing with his experience The difference is that Bryson writes about his h...

  3. says:

    I always appreciate John Lane s thoughtful prose and the things he notices and passes on to the reader This was a well researched book that read like a story That s not easy to do Natural history, adventure, suspense, and a realistic love of the great big beautiful world I ll take it.

  4. says:

    I met John Lane a few weeks back and we traded books, his My Paddle to the Seafor my Year of the Pig. I started My Paddle to the Sea shortly thereafter, and it didn t take long to finish Although my schedule has been horrendous, and I haven t done near the reading I wish I could, I sought and found the time to finish Mr Lane s book in short order Part of what held my attention was Mr Lane s writing ability Also, I enjoyed his self imposed challenge of paddling a long stretch of river, overc I met John Lane a few weeks back and we traded books, his My Paddle to the Seafor my Year of the Pig. I started My Paddle to the Sea shortly thereafter, and it didn t take long to finish Although my schedule has been horrendous, and I haven t done near the reading I wish I could, I sought and found the time to finish Mr Lane s book in short order Part of what held my attention was Mr Lane s writing ability Also, I enjoyed his self impos...

  5. says:

    I finished My Paddle to the Sea by John Lane this morning and enjoyed itthan I expected I m a huge fan of memoir and this was one of the best I ve read in a while For one thing it was shaped around his eleven days on the water and the major theme was the river What made it special was the human side of the story that kept popping up the experience of the Costa Rica drowning, his notes from his trial or practice voyages on the river, his references to the history of his present locale, I finished My Paddle to the Sea by John Lane this morning and enjoyed itthan I expected I m a huge fan of memoir and this was one of the best I ve read in a while For one thing it was sha...

  6. says:

    This should have been a great book With some editing, it would have been.The last 30 pages grabbed and held my attention, but it s a 200 page book If it was not assigned for book club, I would have stopped reading after the first 30 pages.

  7. says:

    The story of the author s trip down the Santee River in South Carolina A pleasant enough travelogue, but doesn t go much of anywhere.

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