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South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels

South Away: The Pacific Coast on Two Wheels (Paperback)

By Hackinen, Meaghan Marie

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South Away is an adventure story of the authors bicycle trip with her sister from Terrace, BC along the West coast to (almost) the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Meaghan Marie Hackinen experiences apprehension and determination as she camps in the dense forests of northern Vancouver ...Island and in frigid Mexican deserts; encounters strange men, suicidal highways and monster trucks; strong winds and violent storms; flat ties and broken spokes. Her couch-surfacing adventures provide an insight into the kindness of strangers en route. Accompanying the travel memoir is an inner journey, related through flashbacks and memories, as the author begins to better understand her relationship with her parents, grandmother, and sister. In attempting to balance risk with safety, she arrives at a minimalist philosophy of living, which requires physical stamina and mental ingenuity. The style is engaging and personable; the images of landscape and seascape are imaginative and memorable. South Away is a rare roadtrip storywith a female lead and a female companion, a Canadian Hobbit tale of adventure and miraculous events.
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ISBN 9781988732633
Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
Publisher NeWest Press
Format Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781988732633
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher NeWest Press
Imprint NeWest Press
Released 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hackinen, Meaghan Marie
Category Literary Reference Works
Biography & Autobiography
Travel & Holiday Guides
Museum, Historic Sites, Gallery & Art Guides
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 230mm
Dewey Code 979
Weight 396g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Travel writing, Pacific Coast (North America) - Description and travel, Cyclists - Canada, Women cyclists - Canada, Bicycle touring - Pacific Coast (North America)
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade