"Never turn your back on the ocean. People who do often do not return to port. " This was some wise counsel given to the author as a child being raised in the Canadian Gulf Islands by an unusual sea-faring Anglican minister and his kindly wife. With the solid influence of British culture and the lush setting of Mayne Island and its highly individual and entertaining inhabitants, the author has brought a collage of tales together to reveal the flavour of West Coast living, from discovery days to current times. As a sea-going realtor, the author met many a character who left a story to be told. A considerable collection of photographs, archival as well as the author's own, illustrate this intriguing memoir.
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About the Author
Tragically orphaned in Port Alberni, British Columbia at age five, Cy was taken in by a caring Anglican minister and his wife. He was raised on Mayne Island in the Canadian Gulf Islands. After service overseas with the Canadian Army in WWII he returned to Canada to marry and begin a family in Duncan on Vancouver Island. A number of successful business ventures led him to real estate, both developing and selling, back once again in the Gulf Islands. Good fortune and hard work followed until retirement. The transition from busy realtor to leisurely retiree gave him the opportunity to write his first book, Klondike Paradise. He continues to write at his Parksville home on Vancouver Island.