Originally Posted by Carol H
Sorry but I had a little giggle at the above. You may not have choosen to but apparently your parents or there parents did.
I grew up on the island (actually 4th generation Islander) and although I loved it and still do I some how managed to escape
from it.... my father on the other hand only left the Island a handful of times in the last 60 years of his life. He would only go off the island if we forced him to and only to attend weddings and funerals and it had to be a *very* close family member before he would come off the Island and it had nothing to do with the cost!
Lol! Yes...I know we go back to at least 4 (I think 5 maybe more), my grandparents ended up in Manitoba but moved back in the early 60's (thank goodness for that though!!) & my hubby's side was actually one of the first black settling families in Victoria.
Although poorly made, my point was more that we have always lived here & aren't just newbies being whiners...I always hear stories though that ferry fares used to actually be reasonable!!
I actually absolutely love it here. The main temptations to leave are housing prices & my hubby's professional opportunities. But ferry costs can cost us upwards of $400 personally (& for the dog rescue over $2000), so they are definitely a factor that restricts travel for us. It makes living in somewhere like Cranbrook very appealing; ease of travel, 10 acres and a house for the price of a 3 bedroom condo here!
We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place, so I shouldn't complain really!!