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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story. Fantastic journey.
This is a great read.

A great travel book as Don and his son set off from Canada and end up at the mouth of the Amazon!

Well written, funny and inspiring, like all good travel stories.

They face many challenges along the route unsurprisingly but show how anything can be overcome with good spirit and positive attitude.

I loved...
Published on 11 April 2013 by Jonathan Hemming

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3.0 out of 5 stars Winnepeg to Belem by open canoe
Not as good as Starkell's "Paddle to the Arctic" but if you've read that then this earlier journal reinforces the same character traits seen in that solo epic. A fantastic effort to complete this huge open canoe journey, underpinned by the same complete absence of paddling skills or forethought. A triumph for shear perseverance against the odds. "...and then we nearly...
Published on 31 July 2007 by Frazer Pearce


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story. Fantastic journey., 11 April 2013
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Jonathan Hemming (Durham, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12, 000 Mile Canoe Adventure (Paperback)
This is a great read.

A great travel book as Don and his son set off from Canada and end up at the mouth of the Amazon!

Well written, funny and inspiring, like all good travel stories.

They face many challenges along the route unsurprisingly but show how anything can be overcome with good spirit and positive attitude.

I loved this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Winnepeg to Belem by open canoe, 31 July 2007
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Frazer Pearce (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12, 000 Mile Canoe Adventure (Paperback)
Not as good as Starkell's "Paddle to the Arctic" but if you've read that then this earlier journal reinforces the same character traits seen in that solo epic. A fantastic effort to complete this huge open canoe journey, underpinned by the same complete absence of paddling skills or forethought. A triumph for shear perseverance against the odds. "...and then we nearly died..."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and Incredible, 2 April 2012
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This book is quite incredible. It's like a real life version of the epic quest made in Lord Of The Rings. I think it will live with me for a long time to come and has slightly altered the way I view the world (in a good way).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic (and mad) adventure story, 23 April 2015
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An amazing truly epic adventure story, in a time when adventurers didn't take cameras (or camera crew) with them. So it's more about the journey these individuals take together than a film script.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Aug. 2014
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Dad loved it, thought it was a brilliant book.
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