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Dreamspeaker's West Coast Adventures

Posted: April 11, 2011

The Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides have become standard reference for BC boaters, with their easy-to-read maps and descriptions of both popular and little-known highlights for sailors all along BC’s coast.

Join Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones, authors of the Dreamspeaker series, as they give a slideshow presentation called Dreamspeaker’s West Coast Adventures, and sign copies of their newly updated and revised guides—Volume One: The Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island and Volume Two: Desolation Sound & The Discovery Islands—at the following locations on Vancouver Island:

Nanaimo Harbourfront Library on Friday, May 6 at 6:30pm
90 Commercial Street, (250) 753-1154

BOOK SIGNING ONLY: Blue Heron Books on Saturday May 7, 11:30am to 12:30pm
1775 Comox Ave, Comox, (250) 339-6111

Breakwater Books on Saturday May 7 at 7pm. Doors at 6:30pm
6812A Alberni Street, (604) 489-0010
Hosted by the Powell River Yacht Club

Comox Library on Monday, May 9 at 2pm
101 - 1720 Beaufort Avenue, (250) 339-2971

Courtenay Library on Tuesday, May 10 at 7pm
300 - 6th Street, (250) 334-3369

Campbell River Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30pm
1240 Shopper's Row, (250) 287-3655

Ladysmith Library on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm
#3-740 1st Ave, (250) 245-2322

The detailed charts, tips and data included in these guides will enhance the enjoyment and safety of any voyage. They feature informative and charming hand-drawn shoreline plans of selected marinas and small boat anchorages, aerial photographs illustrating safe approaches to destinations, and full-colour scenic photographs showcasing the splendour of the BC Coast. The books are also intended to complement official hydrographic charts. This will be a must-see presentation for anyone interested in cruising the coast of Vancouver Island.

Born in Hampshire, England, Laurence Yeadon-Jones is an architect and designer with special talents for unique, accurately detailed maps and imaginative photography. Born in Durban, South Africa, Anne Yeadon-Jones is an apparel designer and stylist, who has managed to juggle fashion, boating and writing. She and her husband Laurence are experienced offshore and inshore sailors, who in 1985 voyaged from Southampton, England on their first sailing expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. They have logged thousands of cruising hours charting, recording and photographing their adventures along the beautifully rugged southern coastline of the Pacific Northwest. To date they have produced six colourful, information-packed Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides and see themselves as passionate ambassadors of the area’s unspoiled cruising waters, its coastal communities and local enterprises.

Anne and Laurence are also regular contributors to local and international boating magazines, including Northwest Yachting, 48 North Magazine, Canadian Yachting, and Pacific Yachting. They live in Vancouver’s West End and are able to keep their 36-foot sailboat Dreamspeaker and faithful dingy Tink very close by and ready to go at a moment’s notice.