A water taxi sped by the last ferry of the night before Canada Day, slowly landing at Snug Cove. I hesitated, and stopped for a person hoping for a ride. To Bluewater? Sorry I am off to Miller’s Landing. A hundred bucks? Sorry not interested, I want to go home. Ready to drive away, in the mirror, all darkness.
Last car off. OK, no problem. I phoned home. Yes, off for a midnight drive. I learned that Cameron, is into high-tech and drones. Really little drones I asked, or…Really big ones he replied, Big enough to lift a truck. But, sadly no drone available that late night for pick-up and drop-off at Bluewater. More discussion of interest, and suddenly we arrived at Malkin Creek. In the darkness of the car Cameron stuffed a few bills in my hand, and insisted. Absolutely not, it is my pleasure, I do not need, or want money. You make me feel bad. Some people absolutely do insist. Driving back, I stopped at Bowen Beach. Shoot, five banking-machine-fresh twenty dollar bills straight out of the wall. My hitchhiker missed the last ferry, found parking, ran to a banking machine, to a taxi on water, and then hoped for one on land. What to do with money both of us did not want? Arriving at Millers Landing, I decided to donate Cameron bills at our neighbours, the Butlers, for the Rotary Run for Rwanda 2021, happening this summer right on Bowen Island, Saturday August 27. Try 5 km, or loop twice for the full 10 km. Run all out, jog a little, or whistle and walk. From the ferry dock to Killarney Lake and back. I expect that both Cameron and I are now content with the destination of the five 20-dollar bills. To run, jog, whistle, or just to donate: komeracanada.ca
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