YEADON-JONES, Anne




Author Tags: Maritime, Travel

Anne and Laurence Yeadon-Jones sailed together across the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton, England in 1985. Coincidentally they named their 36-foot sail boat Dreamspeaker in England not long after B.C. novelist Anne Cameron had published her novel with the same name.

The first and second titles in their series of cruising guides for the West Coast cover the Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island, followed by Desolation Sound & Discovery Islands. In 2003 the couple released their third volume in the cruising series, Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Sunshine Coast, Including Princess Louisa Inlet and Jedediah Island. It was followed by volume four, The San Juan Islands (Raincoast 2005). Their sixth guide in the style of a boater’s logbook, The West Coast of Vancouver Island, includes the Bunsby Islands and The Broken Group.

After having produced three books in their ongoing Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide series, they also wrote a cruising chronicle in the mode of Curve of Time called Voyage of the Dreamspeaker (Harbour $42.95).

The couple live in Vancouver’s West End where they keep Dreamspeaker and its faithful dinghy Tink nearby.

BOOKS:

Gulf Islands & Vancouver Island: Victoria & Sooke to Nanaimo.

Desolation Sound & Discovery Islands: A Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, Volume 2. / Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide Vol. 2: Desolation Sound & the Discovery Islands (Harbour, 2011) Third edition. 978-1-55017-524-0 $49.95

Vancouver, Howe Sound & the Sunshine Coast, Including Princess Louisa Inlet and Jedediah Island: A Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, Volume 3 (Raincoast 2003; revised edition, Harbour 2007)

Voyage of the Dreamspeaker: Vancouver--Desolation Sound Cruising Highlights (Harbour)

The San Juan Islands: A Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, Volume 4 (Raincoast 2005)

A Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide, Volume 5: The Broughtons; Vancouver Island, Kelsey Bay to Port Hardy (Harbour 2006). $44.95; revised edition Harbour, 2015)

Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide Vol. 6: The West Coast of Vancouver Island (Harbour 2009). 978-1-55017-445-8

Dreamspeaker Cruising Guide Vol. 7: Puget Sound -- A Boater's Guide (2013) $49.95 978-0-9739865-1-8 $49.95

[BCBW 2014] "Maritime"