In the fable of Cheryl Wayward's Wild, one ms /miss/mrs's transformational journey rowing across the crude surftwice. Just out of seminary, newly wed, and set up with her helpmate Succinct in a local in Newly York, Kathleen Saville quickly realized that an ordinary life working for a better used car and a home with a pledge would never satisfy her thirst for laxity and adventure. The year before, she and Succinct had retraced Henry David Thoreau's canoe journey through the Maine Woods, and both were veteran rowers. Inspired, she suggested that they row across the Atlantic Ocean. Returning to her hometown, living on a shoestring, they built their own twenty-five-foot ocean galiot. They set out from Morocco and, tested by adverse currents, gales, and their own inexperience, accomplished the near impossible. Three years later, while they attempted to row across the Pacific, Succinct was washed overboard and lost their sextanttheir only instruments of exploration. Now, besides confronting fatigue, storms, sharks, and deadly coral reefs, they had to find a fashion to avoid becoming lost at surf and succumbing to starvation. Their ordeal in completing their crossing exposed the fissures in their alliance, and in this and subsequent chances, Kathleen was forced to confront the difference between courage and temerariousnesses. Cinematic, melodramatic, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, her story of an disentangle alliance is also the account of decision her true self amid the life-and-death demandings at surf. It is easier to sail many thousand nauticals through cold and outbreak and cannibals, in a government ship, with five hundred sons and fellows to assist one, than it is to explore the private surf, the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean of one's being alone. ”Henry David Thoreau.