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Labrador Tea
Forgot the tea bags and dying for a cuppa? Look around the camp. Chances are your drippy socks are draped over a Labrador tea bush. Steep the leaves, but not the socks, in boiled water for a tea that was enjoyed by more North American Indians than any other kind. Don't actually boil the leaves however as boiling releases a chemical called ledol which has a number of unpleasant side effects. Pregnant women should avoid Labrador tea altogether. As a mild narcotic, Labrador tea was also an essential ingredient in kinnikinnik, a tobacco-less smoking mixture used by native groups throughout much of North America.
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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 6563
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 36873
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 19260
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 7555
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 8803
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 20802
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 22944
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 10257
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 14398
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 25835
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5553
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4333
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6076
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4585
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4684
 

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