Got a love affair with Puget Sound? Here’s a new book to fuel your passion

IMG_3015.JPG“We are Puget Sound” is new from Braided River, the conservation-advocacy imprint of Seattle-based Mountaineers Books.

IMG_7955IT’S SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION TIME.

If you’ve just been dying to know what Brian did with a lot of his time in the months after he left The Seattle Times, take a look at “We are Puget Sound: Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea,” which hits bookstores this month.

This is a handsome new photo-lush softcover from Braided River, the conservation-advocacy imprint of Seattle-based Mountaineers Books, publisher of all those hiking guides I grew up with. Their “100 Hikes” guides by Northwest mountaineering icons such as Harvey Manning and Ira Spring launched me and many another Washington teenager on to the trails of the Cascade Mountains in the 1960s and beyond.

Taking a fresh look at the inland sea we know and love, and the people who are helping to preserve it, this new book seeks to remind us all of our long ago and unfulfilled commitment to clean up Puget Sound. David Workman is the primary author, along with fellow writers Mindy Roberts and Leonard Forsman. My contribution was the chapter on recreation, spotlighting more than 30 of my favorite places to visit, hike, camp and sail around Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, along with 25 of my photographs. Many other photos are the work of Brian Walsh, who was one of my housemates from college days in Olympia.

“We are Puget Sound” would make a dandy gift for any Washingtonian who loves the water.

Just saying. 1-anchor

P1200929.JPGFishing from the rocks at Deception Pass State Park: This is one of my photos featured in the book.

3 thoughts on “Got a love affair with Puget Sound? Here’s a new book to fuel your passion

  1. This Oregonian and former San Francican is already drooling at the prospects of a break from the winter weather .This coffe table pictorial is just the thing with a nice mug of cocoa and yummy crackers .ps did you recieve your copy of 3 men ,a dog and a boat ? Still trying to attempt a rendezvous near nehalem ,will keep you posted ,ciao Bella

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  2. How cool, Brian! Great posting about a super new book. Looking forward to it!

    Hilary

    From: Cantwell’s Reef Reply-To: Cantwell’s Reef Date: Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:01 PM To: Subject: [New post] Got a love affair with Puget Sound? Here’s a new book to fuel your fire

    Brian J. Cantwell posted: “”We are Puget Sound” is new from Braided River, the conservation-advocacy imprint of Seattle-based Mountaineers Books. IT’S SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION TIME. If you’ve just been dying to know what Brian did with a lot of his time in the months after he le”

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  3. Congrats on the new book! I suspect while a labor, it was a labor of love! If the inside is as good as the cover, it will be a best-seller for sure!

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