A Gillnet's Drift: Tales of Fish and Freedom on the BC Coast
English | April 1st, 2014 | ASIN: B00HUC77OS, ISBN: 1927527716 | 208 Pages | EPUB | 0.58 MB
One Friday morning in the spring of 1972, an ad in the Vancouver Sun caught Nick Marachs eye: GILLNETTER FOR SALE. A young architect who had just returned to the west coast from a yearlong motorcycle trip abroad, Marach was not looking for a change of careerbut he was looking for a boat to live on, and the price of the old gillnetter was cheap.
A Gillnets Drift takes the reader back to a time when the salmon runs on the BC coast were strong, and all it took to call oneself a commercial fisher was a boat, a net, and a licence. No experience was required. It was during this era that Nick Marach found himself, quite unexpectedly, with a new vocation and a new lease on life. For the next decade, he spent every salmon season navigating the waters off BC, following his bliss, and many times narrowly escaping with his life. Along the way he befriended a slew of colourful characters, met the love of his life, and somehow in the midst of it all still found the time to be an architect.
This book captures the allure of the gillnetters life in a bygone era, but it is also about the freedom of youth, the desire for self-expression, and the refusal to ever settle down completely, even when you have an office and a family waiting for you on dry land.
Canoe Crossings: Understanding the Craft that Helped Shape British Columbia
The Last Patrol: Following the Trail of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police's Legendary Lost Patrol
Twenty-Two on Peleliu: Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: The Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine
Aircraft and Submarines (Illustrations): The Story of the Invention, Development, and Present-Day Us
Structures on the Move: Technologies of Governance in Transcultural Encounter
Bastion Polesie: Polskie Fortyfikacje na Polesiu w Latah 1920-1939
Enlightened War: German Theories and Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz
Germany and the European East in the Twentieth Century (German Historical Perspectives)
Building Guderian's Duck: Germany's Response to the Eastern Front Antitank Crisis, 1941-1945
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide (2893)
Reich: World War II Through German Eyes(2705)
Lake Trasimene 217 BC: Ambush and Annihila(2691)
Heart of Europe : A History of the Holy Ro(2673)
The Crusades: The Authoritative History of(2463)
Russia at War, 1941-1945: A History(2451)
The Illustrated History of Weaponry(2443)
Ship: 5,000 Years of Maritime Adventure(2396)
Mao: The Man Who Made China(2193)
Famous Brand Names and Their Origins(2101)
The Byzantine Art of War(2096)
In Mortal Combat: Korea, 1950-1953(2052)
British Battle Tanks: British-made tanks o(2018)
German Battleships 1939-45(2010)
Imperial Japanese Navy Antisubmarine Escor(1929)