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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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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 5317
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 32229
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 14591
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 5903
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 7060
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 16962
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 17851
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 7914
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 11329
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 19775
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 4421
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 3689
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 5346
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 3843
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4086
 

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