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Cycle Touring
Weekend Getaways
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching
Salmon Watching
Cave Exploring
River Rafting
Sea Kayaking
Appendix: Getting There
Seasons in the Sun
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" Exit, pursued by a bear. "
William Shakespeare
Common Plantain
What drives the home gardener mad is good news for the outback-bound as common plantain is common indeed. Young leaves can be eaten as is like lettuce while the more mature ones benefit from steaming or boiling like kale or spinach. Chop and season before eating. Common plantain is a good trail-side source of vitamins C, A and K. Much like aloe, a poultice of crushed plantain leaves is said to be a beneficial treatment for burns and insect stings.
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.
1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 6688
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 37169
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 19623
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 7771
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 9017
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 21108
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 23148
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 10460
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 14636
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 26168
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5630
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4417
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6114
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4629
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4733

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