When Bill Mason set off alone into the wilderness in his red
canoe, many people went with him, if only in their imaginations.
Now, James Raffan leads us into the heart of the vast landscape
that was Bill Masons own brilliant imagination, on a biographical
journey that is entertaining, enriching and inspiring.
Bill Mason was a filmmaker who gave us classics such as Cry
of the Wild and Paddle to the Sea; he was author of
the canoeist's bible, Path of the Paddle; he was the
consummate outdoorsman. But few Canadians know that his gentleness
and rugged self-sufficiency masked a life of great physical
struggles. James Raffan reveals the private, sometimes anguished,
man behind the legend.