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Voyages to Windward : Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast

Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast

Elsie Hulsizer
$44.95

 


This print-on-demand title is available by request from most booksellers.

When Elsie Hulsizer was little, she lived on the shores of Puget Sound in Washington where she spent the summers sailing in a small open sailboat with her parents. Her parents would always start out by sailing to windward, or against the wind, so they would have an easy ride home with the wind pushing them from behind.
When Elsie grew up and got married, she and her husband Steve spent their summers sailing out of Puget Sound and up the Strait of Juan de Fuca, always to windward. This challenging course took them up the west coast of Vancouver Island where they were rewarded with a cruising area of spectacular scenery and quiet anchorages that were almost all their own. They spent the next twenty-odd years delightedly exploring the four sounds, several inlets and countless islands, bays, coves and stretches of unprotected coast between Barkley Sound and Brooks Peninsula. On their trips they survived many hair-raising encounters with wild weather and foaming reefs, met interesting people and discovered the intriguing history of a coast undergoing phenomenal changes. Beautifully illustrated with her own excellent photographs, Voyages to Windward is Elsie's account of their quarter-century of discovery, an absorbing, exquisitely crafted story that will delight all sailors whether or not they plan to follow Elsie's windward course.


 
"Voyages to Windward is elegant enough to be a 'coffee table book,' but unlike many tomes in that genre, it almost certainly won't spend any significant amount of time lying around unopened - until it has been read again, and again, and again."
Nor'westing

"Voyages to Windward, beautifully illustrated with Elsie's photographs, details the seven major cruising grounds, Indian villages, bays, coves, islands, scenery, wildlife, artists and much more from Barkley Sound north to Checleset Bay at the southeast side of Brooks Peninsula."
— Jo Bailey and Carl Nyberg, 48 Degrees North

"If Voyages to Windward doesn't inspire you to hoist your sails and weigh your anchor for a coastal exploration of very own, then salt water doesn't run in your veins."
— Joseph Kula, CanWest News Service

 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550176865
Paperback / softback
8.5 in x 11.0 in - 216 pp
Publication Date: 01/08/2015
BISAC Subject(s):: TRV006050-TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces (AB, BC),SPO036000-SPORTS & RECREATION / Water Sports / Sailing,BIO026000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs 
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This print-on-demand title is available by request from most booksellers.

When Elsie Hulsizer was little, she lived on the shores of Puget Sound in Washington where she spent the summers sailing in a small open sailboat with her parents. Her parents would always start out by sailing to windward, or against the wind, so they would have an easy ride home with the wind pushing them from behind.
When Elsie grew up and got married, she and her husband Steve spent their summers sailing out of Puget Sound and up the Strait of Juan de Fuca, always to windward. This challenging course took them up the west coast of Vancouver Island where they were rewarded with a cruising area of spectacular scenery and quiet anchorages that were almost all their own. They spent the next twenty-odd years delightedly exploring the four sounds, several inlets and countless islands, bays, coves and stretches of unprotected coast between Barkley Sound and Brooks Peninsula. On their trips they survived many hair-raising encounters with wild weather and foaming reefs, met interesting people and discovered the intriguing history of a coast undergoing phenomenal changes. Beautifully illustrated with her own excellent photographs, Voyages to Windward is Elsie's account of their quarter-century of discovery, an absorbing, exquisitely crafted story that will delight all sailors whether or not they plan to follow Elsie's windward course.


 
"Voyages to Windward is elegant enough to be a 'coffee table book,' but unlike many tomes in that genre, it almost certainly won't spend any significant amount of time lying around unopened - until it has been read again, and again, and again."
Nor'westing

"Voyages to Windward, beautifully illustrated with Elsie's photographs, details the seven major cruising grounds, Indian villages, bays, coves, islands, scenery, wildlife, artists and much more from Barkley Sound north to Checleset Bay at the southeast side of Brooks Peninsula."
— Jo Bailey and Carl Nyberg, 48 Degrees North

"If Voyages to Windward doesn't inspire you to hoist your sails and weigh your anchor for a coastal exploration of very own, then salt water doesn't run in your veins."
— Joseph Kula, CanWest News Service

 

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Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550176865
Paperback / softback
8.5 in x 11.0 in - 216 pp
Publication Date: 01/08/2015
BISAC Subject(s):: TRV006050-TRAVEL / Canada / Western Provinces (AB, BC),SPO036000-SPORTS & RECREATION / Water Sports / Sailing,BIO026000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs 
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