Mar 29 2015

In the Same Boat

Cast a Line

After many years in the stones-and-bones trade, when I reconstructed buried landscapes for archaeologists racing to clear sites before the bulldozers moved in — and contributed chapters to reports that I could be reasonably sure no one but me would ever read — I decided to try my hand at writing about a few of my favorite things: canoeing, kayaking, cycling, and hillwalking. And in the fullness of time, that led me to Paddling.net, as it then was, where I signed on as one half of the team responsible for In the Same Boat, a weekly column that started its run in 1999. (The other half of the team? Farwell Forrest, my sometime bowman and longtime partner.)

For 18 years, In the Same Boat ran as a weekly feature. But nothing lasts forever, and now the run is over. But another lies in the offing, and we’re not about to scuttle In the Same Boat. We’re just shifting her moorings. Stay tuned for dispatches!

Read more in “The End Is Where We Start From.”

— Tamia Nelson

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In the Same Boat