Homesick for the 50th Parallel North

Homesick for the 50th Parallel North

I arrived in British Columbia in early autumn after having lived in the tropics and subtropics for a year. I’d left the UK the previous year and sailed south. I’d been to countless Caribbean islands, lived in the mangrove jungles of Panama and sailed across an ocean....
Drowning in Gastown – A tale of water in Vancouver

Drowning in Gastown – A tale of water in Vancouver

  ‘Let me just get you guys started with some waters,’ said the waiter, placing a glass in front of each of us before filling them from a carafe. I knew he was a waiter because he was performing this very action but if he had been, say, just standing around I...