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.