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Full Moon, Flood Tide

Full Moon, Flood Tide


Bill Proctor is a coastal legend, and Full Moon, Flood Tide is his personal tour of his stomping grounds, the islands and inlets between northern Vancouver Island and the BC Mainland, sometimes referred to as the Broughton Archipelago. Much more than your average guidebook, this is an essental personal history of anyone who has felt the pull of the coast, a folkloric ride into the world of the ruffed individuals who setteled in the remote archipelago. A natural storyteller, Proctor points the way to hidden waterfalls, abandoned Native villages and the best coves for shelter in a sou'easter. He recounts spellbinding and often hilarious tales of the big hearted, hard-bitten or just plain odd characters who people this part of the world - characters like Fritz Salem, who made the best moonshine on the coast, and Dad McKay, who lived on eggs and bannock in a hollow stump. Generously illustrated with Yvonne Maximchuk's charming line drawings, Full Moon, Flood Tide pays tribut to Bill's contemporaries - loggers and fishermen who wrested a livelihood from forest and sea - while making a passionate plea to preserve his beloved wilderness.

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