Sea Kayak Barkley & Clayoquot Sounds by Mary Ann Snowden

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For the experienced and novice alike, this comprehensive guide leads paddlers through some of the best kayaking waters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Twenty trips are outlined, covering prime paddling destinations within Barkley and Clayoquot sounds, including the Deer Group, the Broken Group Islands, and Vargas, Flores and Meares islands. Each trip is headed with important information on tides, currents, safety considerations and launching. Included in each route description is practical information on the different land jurisdictions, campsites, suitable landings and paddling conditions.

Sidebars embellish the history of shipwrecks, examine the Nuu-chah-nulth people and introduce interesting characters like Salal Joe and Fred Tibbs. Others detail some of the natural history of the west coast with topics ranging from grey whales to barnacles. This edition also provides well-researched information on the parks in the area, including Pacific Rim National Park and several parks within the BC Parks system.


About Mary Ann Snowden

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Victoria's Mary Ann Snowden was born on the West Coast in 1953 and returned to it in 1984 as a kayaking instructor and guide with Ocean River Sports. Her "Island Paddling" outlined 37 paddling trips around the Gulf Islands and Barkley Sound. It was republished in an updated version as"Sea Kayak: The Gulf Island". She also wrote "Sea Kayak Barkley & Clayoquot Sounds".Mary Ann Snowden spent every available recreational hour on the water in the early '90s, and to this day continues to explore the waters surrounding the Gulf Islands. She has established a credible reputation within the paddling community and her first book Island Paddling has sold over 10,000 copies in the last 10 years.
Published January 1, 2010 by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books. 192 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction