Nancy Blakey has lived and loved the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest her entire life. From coastal British Colombia to coastal Oregon, she knows how to fully enjoy the space where the ocean meets the land. In By the Shore, she has highlighted an amazing variety of fun and educational activities for each and every season, along with some delicious recipes for the seafood you catch yourself (with Blakey's guidance, if you need it). Full of beautiful coastal photos, helpful illustrations, and simple maps to guide your outdoor adventures, this is a nature guide that you'll use season after season, year after year.
From whale watching to squid jigging to making your own sea salt, this adventure guide to the iconic Pacific Northwest coast has something for vacationers and locals alike Celebrate the wild beauty of the Northwest Coast as you learn how to catch and cook seasonal seafood, including recipes that can be prepared over a driftwood fire, enjoy beach activities for adults and kids, learn the basics of water sports including kayaking and paddleboarding, and get ideas for outdoor adventure opportunities and travel itineraries from paddle camping to beach hikes to road trips. Also includes wildlife ID guides and seasonal natural events like meteor showers and the solstice and oceanside festivals. The book covers the coastal areas of Oregon (from Astoria to Florence); Washington (including Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula); and British Columbia, Canada (including Vancouver Island). Gorgeously illustrated with line drawings and color photographs, this book is a visual treat for the armchair adventurer, as well as a practical guide to take with you on your next outing.
About the Author
NANCY BLAKEY grew up on Bainbridge Island, WA. She spent summers in Bristol Bay, Alaska, working for her family's salmon processing business, where she became an avid outdoor enthusiast who paddles, hikes, forages, and explores the great Pacific Northwest rain or shine, believing adventure can be found outside the back door. She has written five children's activity books for Ten Speed and has contributed to numerous anthologies. She is the founder of the parenting website MudPieMamas.com.