Page 72

l F s g n i r p S t o H

F r o m T H E L A N D o f t h e i c e a n d s n o w, f r o m t h e m i d n i g h t s u n

W h e r e

T h e

A B o at e r ’ s Reference

t o C o a s ta l

H ot S p r i n g s

By

E VA

S E E LY E

Cruising the coast can be a challenge and your body can pay the price with constant salt spray, calloused hands, sore muscles, and bruises in places you thought impossible. A trip to a few mineral springs that refresh the mind and body might be just what you need to rejuvenate enough to head back out into the unyielding waters with a clear mind and renewed sense of determination. Fortunately for us all, the Pacific Northwest is loaded with natural coastal springs that can do the job. Thanks to our active fault line and a coastline that stretches on for days, this kind of relaxing getaway is completely feasible in the comfort of our big backyard. British Columbia offers a solid collection of natural hot springs at the water’s edge, which means you can cruise right up to them, drop anchor (or even dock in some cases), and soak it all in, give or take a little hike or two. A steamy, therapeutic dip at the edge of civilization accompanied by a stunning view is as good as it gets. It’s important to remember that hot springs, just like any other natural reserve or outdoor location, require a level of respect from their guests, so you and future visitors can have an enjoyable experience. Before you dive in headfirst, do your research, keep the environment at the forefront of your mind, and learn a little hot springs etiquette before you go.

C

72 NORTHWEST YACHTING || JULY 2019

Profile for Northwest Yachting

Northwest Yachting July 2019  

The latest on power and sail boating in the Northwest: featuring a long-distance (and unexpected) journey on a Beneteau Swift 47; a look at...

Northwest Yachting July 2019  

The latest on power and sail boating in the Northwest: featuring a long-distance (and unexpected) journey on a Beneteau Swift 47; a look at...