by Duart Snow, Editor
If anchoring out—particularly off the beaten track—is your style, this is the South Coast cruising guide for you. In a series of books which covers the coast from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska, the Douglasses emphasize detailed cove-by-cove descriptions, including hazards, extracts from Sailing Directions and Small Craft Guides, waypoints for entrances and prime spots to drop the hook and, in many cases, detail maps of key anchorages. Most entries reflect the authors' first-hand local knowledge, including anchor "tests" of bottom material and holding. This new edition is vastly expanded from the 1996 original, with entries on more than 1,200 anchor sites from Victoria to Queen Charlotte Strait. Don Douglass says this volume is the first to document all anchoring sites on the South Coast, including about 200 unnamed coves. Whether you're looking for a private hideaway or a refuge from rotten weather, this guide will be tough to beat.
To whom it may concern,
Two years ago while living in Eugene, Oregon we purchased the book "Exploring the South Coast of British Columbia" to help me plan our trip to Desolation Sound. It was a great trip thanks to your book.
Larry and Barbee