He likes long walks and is interested in the flower and local history lore we share (even when we’re wrong about the details). He was game to purchase a fishing license and then game to spend most of a day cruising around Isthmus Bay near Lion’s Head not catching fish. But, what sealed the deal was after a long walk, when I was about to wonder how to entertain him, he decided to go off on a long solo paddle across and around Gillies Lake.
Here are my “perfect guest” criteria:
- Happy to be here.
- Curious about the area – interested in the flora and fauna (bear stories, etc.)and the rocks and the water.
- Independent. The highest compliment is when the guest takes some time for himself (leaving me a moment or two to myself) to explore. Currently he’s out riding Dave’s bike.
- Likes long walks.
- Enjoys good food.
- Tells entertaining stories.
- Lets moments of silence stay.