By the Shore: Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast Like a Local


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$22.95  $21.11
Sasquatch Books
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6.5 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 1.3 pounds

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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


"A multisensory experience guide that feels like a well-executed love letter to the Pacific Northwest shoreline...Every step of the journey and activity suggestion is enhanced with detailed how-tos, insider tips and contacts, and always right on cue, locavore recipes for drinks and meals...A must-read for Pacific Northwest explorers and even locals."
--Library Journal

"If you're looking for a guide to all things Pacific Northwest that's just about perfect, this is it.... With Blakey as your guide, you'll miss nothing; in fact, you're likely to come away knowing more than the locals about the spectacular Pacific Northwest."
--Foreword Reviews

"A Pacific Cioppino of all things Northwest coastal...impressive as a roster of reminders to those of us from the neighborhood of all the things we've failed to take advantage of or try...splashed throughout by practical/whimsical hand-drawn renderings and diagrams."
--The Register-Guard

"Organized by seasons, this book is perfect for PNW locals looking for new ways to immerse themselves in coastal life--from beach hikes and road trips to festivals and events. Blakey dives into tide pool exploration, kite festivals, meteor shower watching, tree house and yurt rentals, beach camping trips, squid jigging, full-moon kayak paddles and night bike rides."
--Seattle Refined

"A feast for the senses."
--Cascadia Weekly

"Inspire the next set of outdoor adventures with this new guide to the water in all four seasons by Bainbridge Island native Nancy Blakey. It kicks off with summer, with insights into whale watching, beach camping, clam baking and festival going."
--Seattle Times

"By the Shore is about to blow your summer bucket list out of the saltwater."
--Elliott Bay Book Company