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The Curve of Time: The Classic Memoir of a Woman and Her Children Who Explored the Coastal Waters of the Pacific Northw


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ISBN13: 9781878067272
ISBN10: 1878067273
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After her husband died in 1927, leaving her with five small children, everyone expected the struggles of single motherhood on a remote island to overcome M. Wylie Blanchet. Instead, this courageous woman became one of the pioneers of "family travel, " acting as both mother and captain of the twenty-five-foot boat that became her family's home during the long Northwest summers. Blanchet's lyrically written account reads like fantastic fiction, but her adventures are all very real. There are dangers — rough water, bad weather, wild animals — but there are also the quiet respect and deep peace of a woman teaching her children the wonder and awesome depth of the natural world.

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slavetowhim, August 24, 2006 (view all comments by slavetowhim)
An interesting memoir of a woman who roughed it on a boat with her kids in the summers so that she could rent out their home for some extra money. This woman is amazing--she fixed her own boat, took her kids far from playgorund swingsets and merry-go-rounds, and they explored Indian villages and the coves of Desolation Sound in British Columbia. They suffered broken bones and wild animals (bears, cougars, etc.).

The book includes a handy map, so that you can see distances travelled and how remote the area really was--these adventures, after all, took place decades ago. A must read for people who live or have lived on, or who have visited the west coast of Canada--but if you haven't, don't let that stop you from reading these remarkable recountings.
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(the classic memoir of a woman and her children who explored the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest )
Blanchet, Muriel Wylie
Blanchet, M. Wylie
Seal Press (WA)
Seattle, WA :
Description and travel
Adventure and adventurers
Essays & Travelogues
Boats and boating
British Columbia
Boats and boating -- British Columbia.
Series Volume:
MA 5-C
Publication Date:
Trade Paper
xvii, 170 p.
9.04x6.06x.61 in. .66 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » Canada
Transportation » Nautical » Pacific Northwest » General

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