In the 1980s, Vermont-based author Kathleen Saville rowed across the Atlantic and South Pacific Oceans. Kathleen will recount stories from her transformational journey during a book talk featuring her new book, Rowing For My Life, at the bookstore on Saturday, July 15 beginning at 4 pm.
The adventure included rowing in stormy weather along the Moroccan coast, over 3,600 miles across the Atlantic, from Callao, Peru to the Galapagos Islands, and to the Marquesas Islands, American Samoa, Vanuatu, and through Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Kathleen navigated via sextant and compass, and, at times, simply by the stars. She communicated via Morse code, and faced unforeseen challenges of life in a row boat on the open ocean. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Saville holds two Guinness World Records, as the first woman to row across the North Atlantic and across two oceans. After receiving her teaching degree, she moved with Curt and son Christopher to Pakistan, Kuwait, and Egypt. After Curt’s death in a trekking mishap in the Egyptian desert, she earned a degree in creative writing. She teaches at the American University in Cairo, travels widely, publishes articles, and blogs about her adventures. She is an active speaker and blogger about adventure travel. She lives in Cairo, Egypt, and Derby Line, Vermont.