April 15th, 2019 — Bicycle on Vesuvius Bay Road, Salt Spring Island.
April 19th, 2019 — Kiteboarding off Spanish Banks.
April 14th, 2019 — Roasters coffee shop in Ganges was THE meeting place on Salt Spring Island so when it closed down for renovations almost two years ago it was missed. A few weeks ago a trailer serving Salt Spring Coffee and snacks opened for business at Roasters’ rear door and the barristta said the coffee shop would be reopening soon, possibly in May.
April 16th, 2019 — Husqvarna motorcycle being walked down the sidewalk of the Lions Gate Bridge. Out of gas, broken down, maybe a flat tire? Been there, done that, except with me it was a Honda.
April 16th, 2019 — Fifteen years ago the Channel Ridge housing development on Salt Spring Island was going to be the greatest thing to hit the island. Within a few years it floundered into bankruptcy as the long time residents on the island expected. Just another scam. Today the floor of the onsite office is littered with plans for roads and commercial buildings while the clearcut acres nearby have fireplugs and lot markers sticking up through rock and brush where there were to be roads and houses.
April 6th, 2019 — Two fences in the city; the one above in the 1100 block of Richards Street and the one below in the 300 block of East 1st Avenue.
April 6th, 2019 — Henri Robideau does a Hail Mary over Marian Penner Bancroft at the opening of his show “The North Pole Dig” at Truth and Beauty Gallery on West 16th Avenue. .
April 6th, 2019 — Opening of a show at the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver that included photographs by Vivian Maier, above. Part of the Capture Photography Festival.
April 10th. 2019 — It seems almost every time I go downtown I come across an articulated bus like this one on Richards Street just south of Georgia that has broken down and is being towed away.
November 4th, 1975 — Prince of Wales in black playing Magee at Quilchena Park in a Vancouver city high school rugby game. Prince of Wales defeated the previously unbeaten Magee 6-4. It’s taken a long time to track down the details of this game as the pictures never ran in the paper, just the story, which is a shame.