Paddle to the sea

Ensoll, Richard ORCID logoORCID:, Towers, Daniel ORCID logoORCID:, Lawton, Mark ORCID logoORCID: and Convery, Ian ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Paddle to the sea. In: Leather, Mark, (ed.) Atmospheres & Narratives EOE 2017 book of abstracts. Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK, pp. 44-51.

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This paper explores human and other-than-human agency through the rhythms experienced during a source to sea canoe journey from Kirkstone Pass in the centre of the Lake District to the Solway Firth.  Musing on the narrative of Holling’s (1941) children’s classic ‘Paddle to the Sea’ this study reflects on the dance of agency experienced by Hollins' character 'Paddle' alongside those which emerge during our own paddle to the sea. Acknowledging privileges in terms of agency, finances and time; what experiences would the researchers have in terms of their sense of space, time and nature connection? Findings included observations around the role of task focus on the sense of time, space and nature connection, some attractive aspects of arrhythmia and the examination of some assumed hierarchical dualities.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Plymouth Marjon University
ISBN: 9780995599642
Departments: Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Forestry and Conservation
Academic Departments > Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies (SNROS) > Outdoor Studies
Additional Information: Book of extended abstracts for the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning Conference EOE2017, held at Plymouth Marjon University, UK, 28 June - 2 July 2017.
Depositing User: Richard Ensoll
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2018 15:16
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 13:46


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