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Posted March 8, 2005
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.