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Elsie Hulsizer at the Vancouver International Boat Show


February 2, 2011

Join author Elsie Hulsizer for a slideshow and book signing featuring her new book Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska at the Vancouver International Boat Show! She will speak on Thursday, February 10 at 5pm, and Friday, February 11 at 5pm, and be available to sign books at the authors booth.

Marine writer Elsie Hulsizer, whose Voyages to Windward unlocked the mysteries of cruising Vancouver Island’s west coast, now does the same for that other great unknown of West Coast cruising, Southeastern Alaska. Having avoided the Alaskan challenge for years, Elsie and her husband Steve set out on the trusty Osprey on May 14, 2006, and spent the next three summers sailing, writing and photographing the towering fjords, immaculate glaciers, throwback fishing villages and overexposed tourist traps of America’s largest state. Her presentation is a can't-miss.

Harbour Publishing authors Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones will also be attending the show, to launch the new third edition of their Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide Volume 2: Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands. See news article below for more information.

Designed to complement official Hydrographic charts, Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides feature over 100 nautically accurate and informative hand-drawn charts of marinas and sheltered anchorages, ranging from safe all-weather havens to secluded one-boat nooks and pristine marine parks. Colour photographs illustrate safe approaches and portray the area's scenic splendour while the easy-to-follow text provides local knowledge about each location, plus tips to enhance your enjoyment—where to find the best spots to anchor, share a romantic sunset, enjoy a fine alfresco picnic, hike to a freshwater lake or locate a welcome hot shower.

For more information on the Vancouver International Boat Show, please visit www.vancouverboatshow.ca.