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Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?
Not sure why I missed the OP... Goes without saying that any Dreamspeaker guides that cover the trip are worthwhile, though expect some 'out of date' info. The original Pacific Yachting cruising guide for the West Coast is still going to be helpful, it's the newest of that now rather dated series.
The latest 'Docks and Destinations' books by Peter Vassilopolis will give good, recent info on marinas along the way, and his orignial 'Beyond Desolation Sound' is probably still a good reference. Marine Parks' Forever's marine park guide is an inexpensive guide to the various parks you may encounter.
I expect one would find the odd blog on the subject nowadays too.. with perhaps the most current info of all.
The BC Coastal Pilot is quite a book, and though intended mainly for heavier shipping will have good info on approaches and dangers along the way.
For fun a copy of BC Coast names and origins will be entertaining.
Take plenty of time and plenty of charts!! Is that this coming summers' plan?
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