Escape to Clayoquot Sound: Finding Home in a Wild Place (Paperback)

Escape to Clayoquot Sound: Finding Home in a Wild Place By John Dowd, Bea Dowd Cover Image
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Twenty years ago, two empty-nesters with a love of the outdoors stumbled upon a vacant beach house on a small island in Clayoquot Sound, part of an off-grid, ten-acre stretch nestled within a provincial park reserve. Our Stolen Years in Clayoquot Sound is an extended love letter to this place, chronicling the decade John and Bea Dowd spent as year-round caretakers of the property.Told with humour and heart in alternating voices, and lavishly illustrated throughout with stunning natural photography, this book a story of joyful solitude, of living in harmony with wildlife and respecting the forces of nature. It is about the fleeting definition of home and family, and about creating community in the wilderness. Above all, it is a tribute to an achingly beautiful, fragile place.

About the Author


New Zealand-born John Dowd is an internationally renowned kayak expert, photographer, and the bestselling author of Sea Kayaking: The Classic Manual for Touring, from Day Trips to Major Expeditions, as well as several adventure books for youth. With his wife, Bea Dowd, he published and co-edited Sea Kayaker magazine.Bea Dowd is a photographer, editor, and translator, who has worked in magazine and newspaper publishing and corporate communications. With her husband, John Dowd, she co-edited Sea Kayaker magazine.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781772034714
ISBN-10: 1772034711
Publisher: Heritage House
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English