On Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, after a day with my grandson on the water tending a crab pot, I had to dash off to a meeting in Sechelt, still with my inflatable in the back of my truck. I forgot that I had untied the boat when we returned home in the afternoon with the idea of stowing it away, but then, because my grandson had to leave early for a ferry, I said I’d do it later.
Guess what? I didn’t — and off I headed from Grandview Road area without checking. I could see the outboard sticking up through my rear view window at the start, and then forgot about it and headed for my meeting — almost there — a check to see if the motor was OK — nope—no motor, and no boat, no anything!
I turned back for home in a frenzy and finally found all of my belongs neatly parked by the side of the road at the junction of Veterans and Highway 101 — crab pot and gear, gas tank, outboard, oars, the lot.
Some wonderful Sunshine Coaster had retrieved what must have been a hazard to traffic (for which I humbly apologize to any and all affected) and left all my stuff neatly collected. Whoever this Samaritan is, I am most truly grateful and humbled. I love the Sunshine Coast and its people.
David Short, Gibsons