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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
Canoeing
Appendix: Getting There
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Seasons in the Sun
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Stinging Needles
Roll in a patch of stinging nettle and you'll think it's a spelling mistake. Nettle's stinging needles, as whispy as whiskers, are hollow and filled with formic acid which can cause burning, even blistering. Though aboriginal medicinal uses were various the principle technological use was as a source of hemp-like fiber for making thread and string. Stalks were picked late in the year when prickles had largely dropped off. Fibers were separated by rubbing or beating and then spun into thin threads. Those in turn could be braided to form thicker, stronger twine for weaving fine cloth, making fish nets and fishing line and, rarely, string bikinis.
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 4782
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 30587
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 12961
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 5308
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 6511
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 14127
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 14762
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 6754
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 9659
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 17919
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 3984
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 3384
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 4868
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 3549
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 3610
 

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