The issue in my previous post has been addressed, we had to simply remove ourselves from the problem. Not what we were hoping for when we came out this way, but it is what it is and we are now able to move on with our new life here without any further distress... we hope.
Jan 1st we take over the Management of this Campground and we are looking forward to that.
We absolutely love it here on Salt Spring Island, it is (so far, anyway) a very warm, welcoming community. There are something akin to 10,000 people on this Island and 99.9% of everyone we have come across have been very friendly.
There are a multitude of small businesses here, everything from fruits/produce to soaps and shampoos, even jewelry/art and clothing, the twice weekly market in downtown Ganges is a great place to spend an hour.
We have made many acquaintances already in the few weeks we've been here, and even a few friends. This really is a great community, and we are beginning to feel like we've found that 'home' that we have been searching for for so many years.
This past week has been very disconcerting and we have been considering our options but neither of us wants to leave this island. We considered buying that boat we've been on about for so long or renting a place but it became clear that the options we were throwing out were all tied to this island, so it is evident that we love it here.
Sure, its early days and as we've experienced before, it may be that once people realize we are planning to stay and we're not just passing through - maybe that warm welcoming vibe will disappear but I somehow don't think so.
We are becoming recognized regulars in many shops and restaurants already and have had no sense of animosity for it... and believe me, I can recognize it - and I have been looking, waiting... but nothing, just friendliness.
What a breath of fresh air.
Today its back to Pickleball (Sat, Sun, Tues and Thurs), and a friend has invited us for a hike this afternoon. So the life building continues and we are enjoying every minute of it.
Thank you Salt Spring Island!