Burgoyne Bay is my neighbourhood. No matter where I go on the island, I always tie up at the Government Wharf, so I know the small community of Live-Aboards in the bay. I love this bay flanked by majestic Mt. Maxwell, with the north and south shores undeveloped, and the boats anchored at sea. Are you aware that this is the largest undeveloped bay in the Southern Gulf Islands? It is heaven coming back and forth by boat from Bold Bluff with no houses along the shore – just fir trees packed to the shoreline, often with Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons or Kingfishers perched in their branches. Every trip and every moment is filled with wonder and gratitude that this is where I live.
Coming into the Government Wharf is an adventure because you never know whom you will meet. And of course, you stop to chat. This is a diverse, colourful community on the fringe, but many are working, and I love them.
It isn’t only the Burgoyne Bay community that I bump into, but also other islanders coming to soak up its beauty, or work at Bold Bluff, Moss Mountain or Hope Point. It is always a surprise and always fun. None of these encounters could have been planned, except for the work crews coming out to Sansum Narrows.
Join me in enjoying this lively community and the spontaneous meetings of islanders.