Slideshow, book signing for cruisers

The Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides have become standard reference for B.C. boaters, with their easy-to-read maps and descriptions of both popular and little-known highlights for sailors all along B.C.’s coast.

The Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides have become standard reference for B.C. boaters, with their easy-to-read maps and descriptions of both popular and little-known highlights for sailors all along B.C.’s coast.

You’re welcome to join Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones, authors of the Dreamspeaker series, as they give a slideshow presentation called Dreamspeaker’s West Coast Adventures, and sign copies of their newly updated and revised guides — Volume One: The Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island and Volume Two: Desolation Sound & The Discovery Islands.

They will do a book-signing only May 7 at Blue Heron Books in Comox from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

They will also appear May 9 at the Comox Library at 2 p.m., and May 10 at 7 p.m. at the Courtenay Library.

The detailed charts, tips and data included in these guides will enhance the enjoyment and safety of any voyage. They feature informative and charming hand-drawn shoreline plans of selected marinas and small boat anchorages, aerial photographs illustrating safe approaches to destinations, and full-colour scenic photographs showcasing the splendour of the B.C. coast.

The books are also intended to complement official hydrographic charts.

Born in Hampshire, England, Laurence Yeadon-Jones is an architect and designer with special talents for unique, accurately detailed maps and imaginative photography.

Born in Durban, South Africa, Anne Yeadon-Jones is an apparel designer and stylist, who has managed to juggle fashion, boating and writing.

They are experienced offshore and inshore sailors, who in 1985 voyaged from Southampton, England, on their first sailing expedition across the Atlantic Ocean. They have logged thousands of cruising hours charting, recording and photographing their adventures along the beautifully rugged southern coastline of the Pacific Northwest.

To date they have produced six colourful, information-packed Dreamspeaker Cruising Guides and see themselves as passionate ambassadors of the area’s unspoiled cruising waters, its coastal communities and local enterprises.

Anne and Laurence are also regular contributors to local and international boating magazines, including Northwest Yachting, 48 North Magazine, Canadian Yachting, and Pacific Yachting. They live in Vancouver’s West End and are able to keep their 36-foot sailboat Dreamspeaker and faithful dinghy Tink very close by and ready to go at a moment’s notice.

— Harbour Publishing

 

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