I was conceived in Calgary and born and raised on Vancouver Island. I came to Salt Spring Island in 1973 drawn here by Bob Walshaw from Sodbusters. We were the floathouse family about a mile or so toward Sansum Narrows.
My most vivid memories of Burgoyne Bay were in the morning. It had its own lazy feel. I would shed layer by layer as I rowed my dory to the government dock and hence to the bus stop to send my kids to school. Watching them step into the tender boat and sit in perfect counter-balance I would give them straight A’s every day. The weather was the weather. There were still wild goats then, sometimes whales and often cougars on shore. But the wildest animals were zooming back and forth on roller blades in my living room every time the wind would pick up.
We moved to Lasquiti Island to hold the vibe, but Burgoyne Bay has a warm spot in my memory always.
My profession is being a musician and percussionist. I played a few licks. My passions are reggae music, the natural world, and loving life. What I love most on Salt Spring Island are the people. The challenges to living here are storm force Northwesters.