Paddling Pathways

About the Book

In an age of unrestrained bush-crafters hacking at the wilderness and hedonistic adventure-seekers we finally have an authoritative chronicle of the theoretical adventure, an abstract of exploration in a higher form. Paddling Pathways is a brilliant compendium of stories from real wilderness aficionados – a must-read for anyone aspiring to apprehend the juxtaposition of soul and nature. Bob Henderson and Sean Blenkinsop have brought together more than just an assemblage of the best outdoor writers, but wilderness purveyors whose stories hit the very core of the meaning of the ‘journey’ in a gallant and self-effacing account.

About the Author

Bob Henderson cut his teeth at an Algonquin Park, Ontario summer camp. In many ways, he never left. Guiding outdoor trips since the early 1970’s; he has developed a life informing perspective as to the benefits of outdoor education and self-propelled travel. A University teaching and writing career mostly with McMaster University has been a means to further develop perspectives with students on the relationship of nature and cultures. Bob has written and edited books on Canadian travel heritage and Scandinavian approaches to outdoor life. He lives on the Oak Ridges Moraine NE of Toronto.

About the Conversation Partner

For Victoria Armstrong, self-propelled travel, in its many forms, has been a life-long passion. Victoria is the co-founder and former Director of Bike Walk Tompkins and a co-founder of Streets Alive Ithaca. She was Bob's student at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario Canada a few decades ago and had a number of life-changing canoe trips inspired by him. She hopes that by reconnecting with Bob in this way she'll open up the channels to get more paddling in her life again.   And she can guarantee that a conversation with Bob Henderson will be a lively and engaging one.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Event address: 
215 N. Cayuga Street
Dewitt Mall
Ithaca, NY 14850