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In the pottery shed

October 23rd, 2011

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Actually it was an art studio, admittedly with a small potters wheel and a couple of large clay blocks amongst the various brushes and paints. A former garden shed that also doubled has a rather charming stop for the night, a small sofa bed tucked away at the far end.

I’d been met earlier, around sunset, by host Michelle on her robust BMW touring bike. Guided to a small, neatly kept trailer park in the suburbs of Victoria. Ordinarily these were the sort of places I’d positively avoid, rather than simply let allude me. But her lot, shared with partner Patti, was different. Quite different. It had character. A distinct cottage feel. I loved the little touches. The woodstove. Home made, lightly perfumed soaps. Driftwood decorations.

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On Vancouver Island

October 23rd, 2011

On Vancouver Island from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken reaches Victoria Island. Couple of hours of daylight remaining, twenty five miles or so to cover. But always time for a refreshing cup of flask-stewed tea…

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Sailing to Swartz Bay

October 22nd, 2011

Sailing to Swartz Bay from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken takes a ferry from the unpronounceable port of Tsawwassen, a little south of Vancouver, to Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island. Heading on for the night to the suburbs of Victoria, Capital of British Columbia Province.

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Family outing

October 11th, 2011

Family outing from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Travis and Karen, Ken’s hosts in Terrace, British Columbia, recount tales of a family outing to Vancouver Island. On bicycles. With three – not five as Ken mistakenly mentions in the clip – young and energetic boys.

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