Here are some great books for boaters. From fun reads to educational reads, to cookbooks!
The Boat Galley Cookbook by Carolyn Shearlock. This is a great cookbook. It’s super practical covering a broad number of areas that is a galley staple.
One-Pot Wonders by James Barber. This is my favourite cookbook. It doesn’t cover endless staples, but is a perfect addition to you boat galley. Easy tasty one-pot meals that were designed for a sailboat.
Sea Salt, Recipes from the West Coast Galley by Alison Malone Eathorne. This is a fun cookbook. With the west coast inspiration, there are lots of tasty recipe ideas to try.
Regional Fun Reads
Jedediah Days: One Woman’s Island Paradise by Mary Palmer. If you cruise off Vancouver Island from the Gulf Islands to Desolation Sound, Jedediah Days is a must read. Jedediah Island is now a park, but was once owned by Mary Palmer and her husband. Mary Palmer shares her life story of what it was like to live on the island.
Once Upon an Island by David Conover. Similar to Jedediah Days, this book is written by a couple who dreamed to buy and island bought and lived on Wallace Island in the Gulf Islands.
One Man’s Island by David Conover.
The Light on the Island Tales of a Lighthouse Keeper’s Family in the San Juan Islands, by Helen Glidden. Enjoy reading about the adventures of a girl growing up on Patos Island in the San Juans.
The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet the Classic Memoir Of A Woman And Her Children Who Explored The Coastal Waters Of The Pacific Northwest by boat.
Cougar Annie’s garden, by Margaret Horsfield. Read about Courgar Annie, a pioneer on the west coast of British Columbia.
Heart of the Raincoast: A Life Story by Alexandra Morton and Bill Proctor. A story about Bill Proctor growing up in Echo Bay, BC.
Tide Rips and Back Eddies: Bill Proctor’s Tales of Blackfish Sound by Bill Proctor.
Yorke Island and the Uncertain War by Catherine Marie Gilbert shares some insights into our once Fort on Yorke Island.
The Queen of the North Disaster: The Captain’s Story by Colin Henthorne shares the story of the 2006 sinking of a BC Ferries vessel.