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Hiking
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Cycle Touring
Weekend Getaways
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching
Salmon Watching
Cave Exploring
River Rafting
Sea Kayaking
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Appendix: Getting There
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Seasons in the Sun
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" ...here is a wonderful collection of 94 outdoor adventures you can enjoy using public transportation. "
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Vanilla Leaf
While modern adventurers smear their skin with toxic chemicals to keep pesky bugs at bay, natives of the Pacific Northwest took a less carcinogous approach. The fresh-squeezed juice of common Vanilla Leaf was applied to fend off mosquitos and black flies. Dried leaves, smelling faintly of vanilla, were hung in bunches about the longhouse for the same purpose. A potion of boiled Vanilla Leaf was used to wash bedding to eliminate bed bugs and mites and as a hair treatment to fend off lice and fleas. Look for Vanilla Leaf at trailside in heavy forest wherever moisture accumulates.
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 5464
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 32626
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 15025
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 6170
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 7329
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 17373
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 18429
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 8157
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 11676
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 20519
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 4620
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 3758
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 5459
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 3910
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4154
 

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