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01-03-2013 01:06 AM
jackdale
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

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Originally Posted by Livia View Post

Another very easy thing to do would be to stop by a bookstore at your first major BC port (sidney is full of bookstores) and ask them. If they are selling books to you you'll get a handful of recs!
Tanner's !!!!!!!!!!

Or in Victoria - Munroe's
01-02-2013 10:36 PM
Livia
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Perhaps a call to the Vancouver Island Regional Library system? The librarians there are generally very nice. I found an email for them ref@virl.bc.ca I'm sure if you explained what you were doing, and it was for your kids, they would be helpful.

Another very easy thing to do would be to stop by a bookstore at your first major BC port (sidney is full of bookstores) and ask them. If they are selling books to you you'll get a handful of recs!
01-02-2013 08:47 PM
bwindrope
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Thank you Livia, these look like excellent recommendations, and have bibliographies I can use as well! The female author has written other books on women in BC which would be good for me, and my two sons, to learn about.

Any other favorites out there like these for a book worm family going around the big island?
12-30-2012 11:51 PM
Livia
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

A book written ABOUT The Curve of Time gives a lot of great insight into the original:
Following the Curve of Time: The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet: Cathy Converse: 9781894898683: Amazon.com: Books Following the Curve of Time: The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet: Cathy Converse: 9781894898683: Amazon.com: Books



And this book about the Haida Gwaii:
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed: John Vaillant: 9780393328646: Amazon.com: Books The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed: John Vaillant: 9780393328646: Amazon.com: Books


12-29-2012 07:25 PM
Te Ora
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Hello I found the book :Voyages to Windward:Elsie Hulsizer.to be very interesting and had friends who used it to cruise the Island ...Harbour printing
12-28-2012 10:31 PM
blt2ski
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

I think I figured out the where or what I thought I had seen before. In Edmonds was a Gulf 27 with the name Aeolus, along with another Gulf 32 with a different name, and I was confusing ALL the above along with your boat! I know, a bit crazy and goofy, but sometimes when similarities like this occur.......all you hear in the back ground is the do do do do do do from that tv/movie show that is escaping my brain, and as soon as I hit enter, it will go rom tip of tongue, to my brain to my finners that will not be typing!....grrrrrr.....

Oh well.

Marty
12-27-2012 02:18 PM
bwindrope
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Hi Marty, right now she is at Bainbridge as I brought her down here for the fall to do some projects that took a lot of time. But at the end of January we are moving her back home, where she belongs, to Friday Harbor!

Wouldn't be surprised if you have seen her/us up north. Down here we don't get out much because A. I've been working on the boat, and B. there is no place much worth going to in a few hours sail (Blake being nice, but small.) Up in the San Juan's and in BC we are out year round and Aeolus is frequently plying the waters. Stuart Island and Jones are favorites, with occasional trips to Spencer Spit and others. Often in the Southern Gulf Islands. And then in summer we have been up Georgia Strait to Desolation Sound for many years now.

Jog any memories? See Stories of Aeolus- Our Gulf 32 Pilothouse for pictures of her.
12-26-2012 11:33 PM
blt2ski
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Do you keep Aeolus at bainbridge, or elsewhere? I could swear I know or have seen the boat.

marty
12-26-2012 07:05 PM
bwindrope
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Helpful advice Jackdale, thanks. And Faster, yes, it's a great book that I have read through several times. She is a good writer and they have some good stories to tell. Their experiences off Estevan Point are memorable, IIRC.

My wife is most concerned about doing this:
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/images/smilies/puke.gif

So we will have all the usual over-the-counter and prescription meds for her equilibrium!
12-26-2012 05:56 PM
Faster
Re: Book recommendations for rounding Van Isle?

Do you have Voyages to Windward by Elsie Hulsizer? They are a Puget Sound couple who spent a lot of time on the West Coast, going up the 'hard way'...
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