A fabulous documentary

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Well, the Youtube algorithm knows me well, as it recently alerted me to a documentary that I first saw on PBS back in the 80s and which has stuck in the back of my mind for all these years. “Into the Great Solitude” is a beautiful and meditative account of Rob Perkins‘ solo expedition down the Back River in Nunavut over 9 weeks of an Arctic summer. When I watched it decades ago it really impressed me: I wasn’t paddling regularly at the time, but I remember thinking that I should.


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Andrew
 

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Added to my queue. YouTube has been great for keeping sane during this pandemic. Look up "Beau Miles" if you haven't run into him before. He's got a tidy set of essays about adventure on his channel.
 

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I was just struggling yesterday trying to find something interesting to watch. I'll have to check this out.

Look up "Beau Miles" if you haven't run into him before. He's got a tidy set of essays about adventure on his channel.
I second that recommendation. His Bass by Kayak series is a gem.
 
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I have to stop it at the 18 minute mark, a few secs ago, to come back and thank you for pointing us to such a calming and inspirational presentation.
 
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I was just struggling yesterday trying to find something interesting to watch. I'll have to check this out.
Regarding something interesting to watch during the house-arrest we're all under from COVID, for anyone interested in traditional Greenland rolling, this is a helpful video (35 mins)

or this one, 'Modern Greenland Kayaking', a film by Dubside (2008), over an hour:
 
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Just finished "Into the Great Solitude" tonight. Thanks for sharing. That was just the contemplative story of adventure I needed at the moment.
 
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