In 1958, while flying from one island to another, Audrey Sutherland sees the remote and roadless northeast side of Molokai, with its spectacular sea cliffs and waterfalls. Always an adventurer, she decides that she must find a way to explore this then inaccessible area. After much study, she determines that the best way for her to navigate these treacherous sea walls is to swim while towing an inflatable kayak. This is the story of fulfilling her dream, of planning then implementing, of launching and advancing, of retreating and reconnoitering, of challenge and success. This is the story of the trip that convinced her that personal growth comes when one goes simple, goes solo, goes now.
“Audrey’s summer adventures on the north coast of Molokai, swimming, paddling, and hiking solo, continue to influence the next generations to explore outer-island, off-the-grid travel. She went simply for five decades, inspiring others to do likewise.” – Dale Hope, author ofThe Aloha Shirt