photographer and author, Peter Caldwell has lived in Hawai‘i for
over 35 years. As a member of O‘ahu’s Änuenue Canoe
Club, he has had a chance to paddle with and learn from one of the most
legendary figures in the sport, Nappy Napoleon, who has paddled in the
Moloka‘i race every year since 1958.
With eight channel crossings to his own credit, including two as a
steersman, Caldwell has an intimate knowledge of the event and the vagaries
Kaiwi Channel. His photographs have often appeared in Pacific Paddler
magazine as well as other outdoor publications.
Now a retired Honolulu pediatrician, he is also the author of three
other books: Bac-si: A Doctor
Remembers Vietnam, Adventurer’s Hawai‘i,
and Echo Lake Reflections.