Tara has come up with another amazing Gallery idea this week – ‘Paint a picture of the world we live in’ – The hidden bits, the bits you feel are special and people should know about. The bits people wouldn’t necessarily see. It could be a picture of where you live. Somewhere you love to visit. Somewhere you’ve been on holiday. Somewhere you want to return to.
So mine is totally unsurprisingly British Columbia, Canada and more specifically Salt Spring Island. In 1995 when I first started doing my family tree I met an older couple on the internet, who were related to my Nan and they lived on Salt Spring Island. We didn’t keep in contact (letter writing isn’t my strong suit!) but the name of where they lived stuck with me. So when we were planning our trip to Vancouver and Victoria on Vancouver Island, I kind of dropped a mini diversion to Salt Spring Island in.
We got the ferry to Vancouver Island and then another ferry to Saltspring for the day and it was just stunning. The island itself isn’t massive and there is only really one big town. But it’s the kind of place that is chilled, relaxed with kind friendly locals. It was one of the highlights of our holiday and next time I’d like to spend more time there and try to get to a couple of the other islands as well, as it’s such a stunning area.