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Up the Lake: Coastal British Columbia Stories

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Living off-the-grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Float cabin lifestyles on Powell Lake, BC. Travel by boat, kayak, bicycle, and all-terrain vehicle. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia.
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Overview

Living off-the-grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Float cabin lifestyles on Powell Lake, BC. Travel by boat, kayak, bicycle, and all-terrain vehicle. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781470071967
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/12/2012
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz was Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He led the college's Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the United States seven times. He has also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California.

The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. For the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. The author resides during all seasons in a floating cabin on Canada's Powell Lake and occasionally in a city-folk condo in Bellingham, Washington. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2005

    Unique British Columbia Lifestyles

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who has visited the Sunshine Coast and is always on the lookout for new titles regarding this region (just northwest of Vancouver). The lifestyles in this region are probably more interesting than the scenery, but the author portrays a lot of informaton about both. As a cityfolk person myself, I identified with the author's attempts to gain acceptance in this region. The area is particularly interesting to me (I want to go there!) because it harbors remote aspects of Canadian living, caused by the numerous ferries that are required to reach this region. It's only about 100 miles from Vancouver, but getting there is an all-day process, so the region possesses island-like properties, and the author captures this well. My biggest complaint is that there were only a few teasing stories about ATV explorations in the region, but there is a lot of coverage for those interested in kayaking, hiking, and (particularly) boating. The book focuses on Powell Lake, but the area of coverage extends from Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound. Best of all, the author proclaims in this book that he is preparing another volume that will address ATV (quading) in the region, and that's my particular area of interest. In this book, the author utilizes the backdrop of a local character who is one of the area's prime experts regarding off-road explorations. Following this local hiker and off- road rider is a great way to take the reader for a fine journey of wilderness exploration.

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