Wilderness, a Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska
"[...]minds. To sail uncharted waters and follow virgin shores-what a life for men! As the new coast unfolds itself the imagination leaps into full vision of the human drama that there is immanent. The grandeur of the ocean cliff is terrible with threat of shipwreck. To that high ledge the wave may lift you; there, where that storm-dwarfed spruce has found a hold for half a century, you perhaps could cling. A hundred times a day you think of death or of escaping it by might and courage. Then at the first softening of the coast toward a cove or inlet you imagine all the mild beauties of a safe harbor, the quiet water and the beach to land upon, the house-site, a homestead of your own, cleared land, and pastures that look seaward. Now having crossed the bay thick wooded coast confronted us, and we worked eastward toward a wide-mouthed inlet of that shore. But all at once[...]."
- Paperback | 120 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 21.34mm | 630.49g
- 16 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations