Posted by: cherylyoung | February 24, 2015

PURE MAGIC IS WHAT BC’S GULF ISLANDS HAVE TO OFFER. GAZE AT THE MILKY WAY

Cheryl Young's Blog

Tranquil and bucolic, Denman Island and Hornby Island sit just off  the east coast of Vancouver Island.

Denman Island is the larger of the two,knowen for its pastoral farmlands

and its population of talented artisans.

Separated from Vancouver Island by narrow Baynes Sound, Denman Island

is fertile, low-lying and lush.

Its beautiful sandstone and gravel shores teem with life: oysters,

rock crabs, clams, eagles, seabirds and black-tailed deer.

Denman was once known as Punchlatt Island, and the Inner Island,

by the Puntledge First Nations who set up summer camps on the island,

gathering clams and berries, and fishing and hunting.

Deer were caught by herding them into the water where hunters

waited in canoes.

The first European settlement on Denman Island was in 1874.

The island was named after Rear Admiral Joseph Denman,

Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station, 1864-6.

The island was allegedly nicknamed “Little Orkney” by the settlers

who came

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