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Hiking
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Whale Watching
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Cave Exploring
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Sea Kayaking
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Appendix: Getting There
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Seasons in the Sun
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The Critic's Voice
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Oregon Grape
Looking much like tiny concord grapes on a holly bush, the intensely sour fruit of the Oregon grape is loaded with Vitamin C. Munch them directly from the bush for a surefire pucker or render them into sugar-loaded jelly for a more palatable treat. Traditionally Oregon grape berries were mashed with other, sweeter berries to enhance their flavour. The inner bark of both stems and roots was a source of brilliant yellow dye during pre-European times. The source of the colour, an alkaloid called berberine, is known to possess antibiotic properties that are still used to combat both internal and external infections. An extract concocted from the roots is used by modern-day herbalists to correct a wide range of liver, kidney and urinary tract problems.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Have Bike, Will Travel. Explore ten unique landscapes by bicycle on both sides of the border in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands. Peddled out? Many of these rural roads can be explored on foot as well.
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1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 7151
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 38442
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 20801
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 8291
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 9505
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 21953
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 24423
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 11186
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 15553
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 27529
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5943
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4697
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6345
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4890
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 5017
 

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