In the fifth volume in the Secret Beaches series, one of two on the Salish Sea, you'll discover noteworthy beaches in the northern Gulf Islands, including Denman, Quadra, Gabriola, Hornby and Texada. As in his previous volumes, Theo gives full descriptions of each beach so that you'll be able to find the right location for your activity, from group picnics to romantic cuddles, leisurely strolls to wild woodsy walks, family explorations to soul-searching solitary afternoons watching the clouds race across an island-dotted horizon. Discover where to launch a kayak, where to catch some rays or where to spot surf scoters, harlequin ducks and Pacific white-sided dolphins.
Theo's hand-drawn maps are indispensable, as each island marks its public beach access points differently, if they mark them at all. His detailed entries are accompanied by an illustrative photo or painting for each beach. As usual, the charming paintings and photos are done by Theo himself.
About the author
Theo Dombrowski is an artist, writer, kayaker, hiker, mountain biker and skier. He worked in international education for most of his career, primarily at Lester Pearson College, near Victoria, BC. Along with two guidebooks published by RMB | Rocky Mountain Books, Popular Day Hikes 4: Vancouver Island and Seaside Walks on Vancouver Island, he has also worked with Heritage House Publishing as the author of the Secret Beaches series of guidebooks and as the illustrator for two children's books, Quests for Fire: Tales from Many Lands and A Book of Tricksters: Tales from Many Lands. He donates some of the profits from his book projects to charity, principally the Georgia Strait Alliance and Médecins sans frontières (MSF) International. He lives in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.