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Salal
Though not a popular trail-side snack in modern times, salal berries are not only edible, they are quite tasty. Perhaps the "hairiness" of the berries or the grainy texture imparted by their many, tiny seeds is a turnoff to jaded modern palettes. Being plentiful throughout the coast, salal berries were an important component of pre-European diets hereabouts. Aboriginal groups generally consumed salal berries directly from the bush or processed them into a kind of fruit leather for storage. These cakes were then reconstituted with water and served mixed with the omnipresent oolichan grease. An acquired taste, no doubt. The deep purple colouring of the berries found use in dying bakets. Salal berries are presently used primarily in jams and pies. The bright, leathery foliage is commercially harvested for use in floral displays world-wide.
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Sea Kayaking by bus? What a concept! All of these wilderness paddle routes are accessible using existing public transportation infrastructure. What better way to enjoy the wilderness than to reduce your impact on it? The whole gamut of trips is included: from simple one day excursions to week-long -- or longer -- expeditions.
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1 Sea Kayaking Brian Grover 4434
2 Indian Arm Brian Grover 10952
3 Howe Sound Introduction Brian Grover 3981
4 Bowen Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 6473
5 Howe Sound Exploration Brian Grover 9470
6 Sechelt Inlet Brian Grover 10099
7 Skookumchuck Introduction Brian Grover 4705
8 Princess Louisa Inlet Brian Grover 7840
9 Jervis Inlet Brian Grover 7127
10 Nelson Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 10930
11 Hotham Sound Loop Brian Grover 6531
12 Clayoquot Sound Brian Grover 3991
13 Meares Island Circumnavigation Brian Grover 13880
14 Hot Springs Cove Brian Grover 6639
15 Trincomali Channel Brian Grover 8358
16 Desolation Sound Brian Grover 11215
 

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