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from an island

I’m in the heaven of a west-coast gulf island,  at the Poetry Gabriola Festival...played to a lovely, packed-house of islanders and poetry lovers last night, sharing the evening with the marvelous Sheila Norgate, and her “Timeless Tips for Girls Who Have Let Themselves Go” presentation.   Hilary Peach performed her inspiring folk opera “Suitcase Local” on Friday night.   Then took me and Tanya Evanson for a motorboat ride yesterday afternoon, where we communed with the seals sunning on the rocks off Gabriola.  Another highlight of the weekend has to be arriving by float plane on the island on Thursday – the smallest plane i’ve ever flown in (held 3, plus pilot), taking off and landing on water on a shockingly beautiful November day, with an incredible view of the coast, the mountains and the water.    i’ve never been out west in November when it rained so little.

here is me getting off the float plane!

gabriola float plane - girl almost lands in the water!

gabriola float plane - girl almost lands in the water! pic courtesy of festival photographer Victor Anthony

Looking forward to the show with Alexis O’Hara, Christian Bok and Paul Dutton tonight.   And then back to the mainland, to play in Vancouver on Sunday evening.

1 comment on “from an island”

  1. good site.
    Thank you.

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