If God looks after his chosen
fools, then Bernie has led a charmed life. Although he is constantly
stretching his body to its limits, whether traveling by snowshoe
or sea kayak in Canada's north, meeting people has always been
the name of his game and the great outdoors has been his religion.
His books are full of humour and real people. They are anechdotal
in style with a simple rythm that seduces the armchair traveller
into believing anyone could do these things.
This book about a 4500km sea kayaking
trip from Toronto down the Saint Lawrence to Goose Bay, Labrador is
no exception. Once again, he takes his readers on a roller from a
near death experience on Quebec's rugged Lower North Shore, to the
traditional warm embrace of a Labradorian pot-luck-supper. Done on
a shoe string with no objective other than it would be a good way
to fill in summer, his book is less an adventure of self discovery
as just a fun thing to do that went badly astray.