A few weeks ago we launched our new Q&A “Get to know your Bowen Island neighbours” series with randomly selected Undercurrent subscribers. Sixth up is Moira Greavan.
When did you come to Bowen?
My mother moved here in ’79. I lived here off and on until I started looking after her more. I guess I must have moved in about 2000 – something like that.
What brought you to Bowen Island?
It was a question of affordability, even in those days. Also, it was just close to the North Shore, because you couldn’t afford the North Shore, so it was Bowen Island. And it had all the nice natural features that we enjoyed without being in suburbia.
Where on Bowen do you live?
Deep Bay. It’s the house in Deep Bay that has all of the laundry drying on the roof. It has a rooftop cactus house-greenhouse and has 100 flats of winter hardy succulents also on the roof. So I spend a lot of time on the roof with my glass of sherry.
Fill the ferry lineup gap or don’t fill the gap?
I don’t ever fill the gap, no. I just go to the end of the line. Because you never know where the gaps are anyway.
What’s your favourite Bowen fact?
All of the nice hiking and walking trails you can enjoy without having to go too far out of the way. Lots of nice places to hike and walk, both seaside and mountainside.
What’s a Bowen Islander?
Somebody who doesn’t commute on weekends – stays on the rock at every opportunity.
What’s your favourite COVID-19 balm or activity?
Doing what I call my Dorman Point walk to get some exercise and fresh air. We need to keep the heart going.