Two Coots in a Canoe: An Unusual Story of Friendship (Google eBook)
Rowman & Littlefield, May 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
A journey of whim, humor, and self-discovery along the Connecticut River
When retired CEO Ramsay Peard, 61, called his old friend David Morine, 59, and asked the longtime conservationist if he wanted to canoe the Connecticut River, Morine said he’d do it under one condition: no camping. “We’ll rely on the kindness of strangers.”
And that’s what they did. Mooching their way down the river and staying with strangers every night, Morine and Peard got an inside look at such issues as the demise of farming, the loss of manufacturing, gay rights, and Wal-Mart versus Main Street, and they were able to delve deep into the lives of complete strangers. But Morine soon realized the one life he never dug into was Peard’s. After spending a month with him in a canoe, he had no idea that his friend’s innermost thoughts had taken a fateful course.
Written in the tradition of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods,this book will be treasured by conservationists, canoeists, and old friends still seeking a thrill. Everyone else will be delightfully entertained.
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Review: Two Coots in a Canoe: An Unusual Story of FriendshipUser Review - Goodreads
I wish I could give this 3.5 stars. I can't quite get myself to give it four. I did enjoy this book, but I didn't burn through it. There are some very funny parts, and not so funny parts. Read full review
Review: Two Coots in a Canoe: An Unusual Story of FriendshipUser Review - Pat - Goodreads
Good, interesting story of 2 60+ men who canoe from Canada to Old Saybrook, all the way along the Connecticut River. They stay each night with a stranger and that makes the story interesting. Sadness after trip over. Read full review