Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney

"I loved not knowing what would happen next, loved that no one here knew me. I felt coordinated and strong, and the world seemed huge and vibrant. It was a relief to be alone, and I was accustomed now to the feel of the river and to the fact that I was actually pulling myself along it to a new destination...My happiness was a feeling of physical lightness, of weightlessness, like drifting on air."