So, after visiting Mudge on the long weekend, I went over to the main island to pick up my motorbike at the lutherie school and hang with friends. I took the Greyhound from Nanaimo to Parksville and I hate admitting this, but I took a good hard look at the people sitting around me in light of what happened near Portage earlier this month.
Went for dinner with Stinni and Arlen. Played a game called Horseballs, which has taken the school by storm since I left. It was great to hang with my brief but significant friends. JP said I was looking so happy, which was nice to hear. I remember feeling it.
Arlen and I have loose plans to visit Stinni in Iceland over Christmas. We'll see...
It was hot, so after dinner, I went for a swim
August was a month of Island hopping. Mudge, Gabriola, Thee Island, and Saltspring. All of them beautiful in different ways and I'd love to call one of them home someday. That is, if I don't get sidetracked by Alaska. Hmmm.
Here are some pics from Joel's palace on Saltspring. Another great weekend.
Joel, Julia, Barrald
Dad takes a nap
Joel, Sham have a snuggle
Me, Sham, John watch Joel dance
Lomie, Jen playing Bomberman on mini-nintendos. John, Sham
Barr rippin' on the Ganges skate park
Dad tending to some house work!
There is no party here.
Barr, Bianca, Sham, John, Lomie walking down the cliff to the ocean
Bianca and I went for a little sea kayaking adventure. Something I've always wanted to do, but never had a chance until now. Rad.