I purchased this book a couple of years ago and hauled it in my suitcase across the pond to The Netherlands. It is a reminder of home.
One day the call of the river was too great to ignore any longer.
How could I resist a book with a title of Portage and a vintage canoe drawing on the cover?
A short drive from our house brought us to the Haarlemmermeer ringvaart.
This book written by Grace Lee Nute takes the reader on a journey through the history of toughness and endurance of the early traders/canoers of the interior frontiers of Canada and the United States.
That the wind and rain never seem to stop in The Netherlands (but it will and you will have perfect paddle weather.)
The choice to purchase this kayak changed my life.