In this 12-minute podcast, we connect to the Alaska home of Susan Marie Conrad — a photographer, kayaker and author — to hear about her upcoming slide show and talk about her courageous solo 66-day kayaking journey of more than 1,000 miles in the Inside Passage to Alaska.

She will speak and show slides at Eagle Harbor Books on Thursday, Sept. 1st at 7:30pm.

Her newly published memoir is titled: “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage“. The book describes the perils and uplifting experiences of her solo trip. It includes the details of planning a journey like this, as well as the greater, personal impact it had on her life afterwards.

In this short podcast interview with BCB’s Wendy Wallace, Susan shares with us the ups and downs of traveling alone in the wilderness and the amazing natural beauty she encountered in the coastal landscape.

As a person with over 25 years’ experience in the paddle sports industry, Susan has guided numerous kayak tours and instructed students in beginning and advanced techniques of ocean kayaking.

Her articles and photographs have appeared in “Sea Kayaker“, “Canoe and Kayak“, “Adventures Northwest”, magazines and countless newspapers, guidebooks and historical journals. Susan is always thrilled to share her passion for water travels and hopes to inspire others to take on new adventures in their own lives at any age.

More information can be found at Susan’s website.

Credits: BCB host: Wendy Wallace; BCB audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.