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A Bit of Chapter Twelve

 1973 – Heading for Kaslo B.C. In April 1973 another new epoch of my life was starting. I had reunited with my family in England for three weeks, caught up with friends, satisfied myself that home was still the same, … Continue reading

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A Bit of Chapter Ten

1971 Heading West On the afternoon of May 1st 1971 Ray and I drove into the Circle M. We had sold everything, terminated the let on the flat and said goodbye to friends, work colleagues and the city of Toronto. … Continue reading

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Bike Test Day

I looked nervously at my examiner who was unsmiling. Not a vestige. He simply said a formal ‘Good Morning’ and remained utterly po-faced while gazing at me intently with small piercing eyes: intelligent and calculating – cold. He was bordering … Continue reading

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The Start of it All

Chapter I 2004 ‘Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.’ –Ovid Thursday January 15th The phone rang. It was Jeanne’s but she was away … Continue reading

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1970

That Saturday was the start of a new chapter. Ray and his friends at the Circle ‘M’ welcomed me into their life; into a world that I felt warmed by. Ken was delighted to get some extra help and we … Continue reading

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1968 – 1970

Photo taken in late 1968. Just over a year later my story began. From the book: I handed my brand spanking new passport with the obligatory awful black and white photo to the check-in lady. She flicked through the pages … Continue reading

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Where the Journey Started in 1968

‘Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.’ — Henry David Thoreau Autumn 1968 – The Start of a Dream I am enthralled, glued to the screen as I watch The Trap. Oliver Reed, … Continue reading

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