secret coastline


Travelling by kayak, coastal freighter, ferry and converted mission boat, the author visits remote coves and communities, and meets some of the coast’s most interesting inhabitants.

Secret Coastline: Journeys and Discoveries Along BC’s Shores celebrates the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and its fascinating flora and fauna, as well as First Nations hamlets, abandoned milltowns and island fishing villages. Chapters include:

  • Profiles of activists Alexandra Morton and Jennifer Lash, sculptor Peter Schmidt and architect Mark Osburn
  • Visits to Telegraph Cove, Kincolith, Ocean Falls, Kyuquot and Klemtu
  • Stories about the arbutus, ancient murrelet, Pacific white-sided dolphin and great blue heron
  • Travels aboard the Island Roamer, Columbia III, Uchuck III and Queen of Chilliwack
  • Accounts of life on Harwood, Hunter, Flores, Jedediah, Portland and Merry islands

Secret Coastline was the winner of a BC2000 Book Award.

Whitecap Books, 2000, 256 pages, colour/b&w photos, map, index. Softcover, $18.95 Cdn