This is a book about planning, near obsession, and shear determination to beat the odds of succeeding. It is a story about inner drive that culminates in success.
The author after retirement from the fire service where he spent 26 years became interested in paddling a kayak. When he read about the expedition conducted by Lewis and Clark in the early nineteenth century he had a plan. The route the explorers followed was almost entirely by water along the country's major rivers. With the bicentennial of that adventure approaching along with his 60th birthday, he decided he was going to paddle his kayak along that route-over 4000 miles!
It is a story of the years he spent unknowingly becoming well suited for the journey despite his age. It also chronicles the preparation, planning and finally the details of the journey and the lessons learned in the end.