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Coastal adventures recalled in new book

Coastal adventures recalled in new book

Author Pat Ardley presents her newly-published memoir, “Grizzlies, Gales and Giant Salmon: Life at a Rivers Inlet Fishing Lodge” (Harbour Publishing, $24.95) at the Sechelt Public Library on Friday, April 13 at 7pm. Pat will also be stopping by Earthfair Store in Madeira Park at 2pm.

At age 19, Pat left Winnipeg for the West Coast in search of excitement. In Vancouver she met George Ardley, and together they embarked on the journey of becoming junior lighthouse keepers. After falling in love with the coastal lifestyle and each other, they built the world-famous Rivers Lodge in Rivers Inlet, which grew into a hugely successful vacation retreat with loyal clientele returning year after year.

In “Grizzlies, Gales and Giant Salmon”, Pat shares stories of thrilling encounters with hungry grizzlies and cougars, harrowing boat trips in never-ending storms, and touching anecdotes about raising a family in BC’s coastal wilderness.  Submitted

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