By Kathryn Streletz, Pete Rutkowski
Author note: Pete Rutkowski (Illustrator)
At the flip of the millennium, Kathryn “Mothra” Streletzky confronts demise and the that means of lifestyles either off and on the river. This publication finds the wondrously unusual and compelling occasions that introduced this whitewater kayaker to the Monroe Institute for the 1st time.
Mothra's international has been ripped extensive open. Her good friend Scott drowned at the day she used to be to satisfy him, and her sister has been clinically determined with an extraordinary, incurable disorder. Kayaking wild rivers bargains the sensation of transcendence in addition to the specter of oblivion. She'll take both one. Escaping to Mexico for the vacations, Mothra spends a grueling day and an unforeseen evening in a distant river canyon. even though she doesn't think in lifestyles after loss of life, her pal Scott "visits" and supplies an odd message. Is her brain enjoying tips or may possibly this be actual?
Join Mothra's experience quest either off and on the river, as she discovers a brand new viewpoint that might ease her discomfort and aid her sister pick out existence over time.
Monroe Institute Outreach Facilitator, Kathryn Streletzky had six associates die in river injuries in the course of a 12 months interval. She herself nearly drowned simply months earlier than her Gateway Voyage.
A contemporaneous checklist of the whitewater occasions during this tale are available within the rec.boats.paddle newsgroup records at Google. the tale of her Gateway Voyage can purely be discovered right here.
Kathryn now lives and creates in Monterey, California. She paddles her kayak at the ocean now, and sometimes ventures again on a wild river.