Voyages to Windward
Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West CoastBook - 2005
When Elsie grew up and got married, she and her husband Steve spent their summers sailing our of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca and north up the west coast of Vancouver Island, always to windward. This challenging course rewarded them with a cruising area of spectacular scenery and quiet anchorages that were almost all their own. They spent the next twenty-odd years delightedly exploring the four sounds, several inlets, and countless islands, bays, coves and stretches of unprotected coast between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Brooks Peninsula. On their trips they survived hair-raising encounters with wild weather and foaming reefs, met interesting people, and discovered the intriguing history of a coast undergoing phenomenal changes. Beautifully illustrated with her own excellent photographs, this is Elsie's account of their quarter century of discovery, and absorbing, exquisitely crafted story that will delight all sailors whether or not they plan to follow Elsie's windward course.
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub., c2005.
Branch Call Number: 910. 916433 HUL
Characteristics: 216 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.