In this book Ann Linnea recounts her arduous 65-day journey paddling a kayak 1200 miles around Lake Superior. She saw the adventure with Paul, a colleague in another kayak, as a journey of survival and personal transformation. Linnea leaves her roles as mother and wife behind to confront the waves, the wind, and the cold. During this midlife passage begun right after her 43rd birthday the author squares off with fear, physical depletion, and grief over the death of her best friend. She dreams of becoming a truly courageous woman. Deep Water Passage by Ann Linnea shows how demanding physical adventures can turn into deeply spiritual experiences.