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In 1983 I traveled to New Zealand for over 6 months, including stops in Hawaii and Australia. While in New Zealand, I was caught in a flash flood while backpacking alone in the Fiordlands of the South Island. This book is about my near-death experience alone 15 miles from the nearest person. At one point, while swimming through the forest to find high ground, I went under and drowned…saw my life pass before my eyes and the white light at the end of the tunnel. Somehow I made it back to the surface. It is also about my personal exploration as to what was important to me at that time and what continues to be important to me to this day. Things like family, the outdoors, learning about other cultures, reading, writing, and more. Join me on my adventure to New Zealand and into myself.