Sports: Great kayak adventure told

Sports: Great kayak adventure told

West Coast author and adventurer Susan Marie Conrad will be giving a slideshow presentation about her 1,200-mile solo sea kayak expedition up the Inside Passage at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Studio Bob in Port Angeles.

Social hour at Sound Bikes &Kayaks is at 6 p.m. with live music, door prizes, discounts on paddling gear and an author meet and greet.

A raffle drawing begins next door at Studio Bob at 7 p.m., followed by slideshow presentation.

A $10 suggested donation will benefit the Mended Orphans and Widows Fund.

Signed copies of her adventure memoir resulting from this expedition, “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage,” which was published in May 2016, will be available after the talk.

Conrad, who lives in Oso, set out in the spring of 2010 on a solo trip in an 18-foot kayak, named Chamellia, that took her 1,200 miles from Anacortes to Juneau, Alaska. In her book, she tells of her adventures, exhilaration and fears.

She has been involved in the paddlesports industry for 25 years and holds an American Canoe Association Level IV Open Water Coastal certification.

She also has been a personal fitness trainer, ski patroller, avalanche team leader, whitewater raft guide, graphic designer, photojournalist and marketing specialist, according to her website at www.susanmarieconrad.com, where she adds that she’s “50-something and plans on habitual escapades from Puget Sound to Alaska well into her nineties.”

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