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Sailing Back In Time

A Nostalgic Voyage on Canada's West Coast

by (author) Maria Coffey

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2002
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2002
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It has been five years since renowned travel writer Maria Coffey and her husband, photographer Dag Goering, embarked on a journey by wooden boat along Canada's spectacular western shores. Leading the way were legendary boat-builders Allen and Sharie Farrell on their last voyage aboard China Cloud. This revised edition includes an afterword that continues the story of the Farrells and offers retrospective insight to this classic West Coast adventure.

About the author

Maria Coffey is originally from England, and now lives on a small island in British Columbia. She and her husband Dag Goering spend part of each year in Ireland, where Dag practises as a large animal veterinarian. They also work as professional sea-kayaking and trekking guides, leading trips in Vietnam, the Solomon Islands, Ireland and Canada. Coffey is the author of a number of internationally published books, including A Boat in Our Baggage, Three Moons in Vietnam, Sailing Back In Time and two books for children, A Cat in a Kayak and A Seal in the Family. Her work has also appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Globe and Mail, The Guardian, Outdoors Illustrated, Action Asia and Sea Kayaker Magazine. For more information about Maria, please visit her website at

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