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Quill & Quire: Water world: Discovering BC's coast by boat
. . . They wrote the book primarily in response to a lack of one to cover their specific area, but also, having come to kayaking in their "middle years? and having a penchant for paddling around rather than strong-arming it, they wanted to offer a book not exclusively for "jocks."

The result is a comprehensive guidebook with more personality than most. Each trip is accompanied by a hand-drawn map, and the authors' drawings and photos dot the pages. There are even a couple of poems, and several well-placed anecdotes. A good portion of the excursions are day-trips, with enough selected longer expeditions to provide variety for the weekend or week-long paddler. While the authors do turn up their noses at staying at a bed and breakfast, they head into isolated areas and challenging waters with verve and enthusiasm.
-Anne Flemming, Quill and Quire


Book Reviews
What a gem of a book. A guide for new and experienced sea-kayakers to the superb paddling from Howe Sound in the south to Desolation Sound in the north and including Sechelt Inlet, the islands of Georgia Strait and Jervis Inlet.

Gambier Island is well represented and there is even a reference to our beloved store. "Get out of your boat on the public wharf and walk a short way up the hill to a charming general store and restaurant - a stop for lunch is a must! They feature arts and crafts, basic supplies and some of the best home-baking you have ever tasted.? This guide is illustrated with black and white photographs, clear maps and pen and ink drawings of local fauna. Each page is packed with information and essential tips on dealing with the Sunshine Coast's weather, tides, various hazards, camping with minimal impact on the environment and interacting with local wildlife.
-Margaret Gabriel,The newsletter of the Gambier Island Community