By Joshua Russell Kahn, Stephen D'Arcy

The struggle over the tar sands in North the US is likely one of the so much epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and it really is one of many first that has controlled to rather explicitly marry quandary for frontline groups and instant neighborhood dangers with worry for the way forward for the whole planet. together with prime voices serious about the fight opposed to the tar sands, A Line within the Tar Sands deals a serious research of the influence of the tar sands and the demanding situations rivals face of their efforts to organise powerful resistance.

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They will enjoy sipping their favourite drink, pulling out their watercolour set or juicy novel and finding a nest amidst amazing rock formations. They will not, however, enjoy watching a toddler teeter toward the edge of a cliff or wail as he attempts to struggle through a maze of weed-covered giant boulders, crashing and slithering to a bloody-handed halt. So read the descriptions and advice in this book carefully before you take your children to some of these beaches. If you have a high panic threshold and nimble, adventurous children, you can have a wonderful time at some of the lumpier beaches.

In general, beaches in Saanich Inlet are least likely to be windy. But don’t avoid all blustery days. You might, in fact, enjoy a strong wind. In a winter storm, for example, when the wind is howling from the southeast, it can be a thrill to drive to some of the spots between Clover Point and the Victoria Golf Course. On a windy day, even in good weather, kite flying can be a great diversion—if you choose your beach carefully. Then, too, there are those (few) stiflingly hot days we have each summer when a windy section of shore feels delightful while everywhere inland feels the opposite.

The gradually sloping mid- to upper beach is made up of rough gravel, though the rock bluff on which the viewing patio is constructed juts forward partway down the beach on the left. The lower slopes of this bluff seem to be a favourite perching spot for local swimmers and sunbathers, but the gravel shore can make for pleasant lounging as well, if you have a beach towel for padding. Suitability for children The protected waters of Brentwood Bay can get more than decently warm, though swimming is clearly best at mid to high tide.

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