Susan Marie Conrad, pictured with her kayak Camellia, will speak in Sequim on Wednesday about her solo adventure up the Inner Passage.

Susan Marie Conrad, pictured with her kayak Camellia, will speak in Sequim on Wednesday about her solo adventure up the Inner Passage.

Details of solo kayaking journey to be told

SEQUIM — West coast author and adventurer Susan Marie Conrad will tell about her 1,200-mile solo sea kayak expedition up the Inside Passage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Sequim Library.

Her slide show presentation, “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage,” is a free event hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers at the library at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

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 currently holds an American Canoe Association (ACA) 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 “fifty-something and plans on habitual escapades from Puget Sound to Alaska well into her nineties.”

For more information about the Olympic Peninsula Paddlers’ meeting, see http://www.olympic peninsulapaddlers.com/event/club-meeting-37/

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