Sooke has recently been experiencing strange, unexplained rumblings. Possible thunderstorms? Blasting in Seattle? No, wait, there’s more…
Honestly! I live in Sooke BC, a town filled with beautiful and kind people. It has a surrounding world-class landscape that is second-to-none.
But when my cousin from Europe came to visit, I got to see the town through her eyes. It’s an incredibly squalid, ugly, grey little town, where the first building with any visual impact is a grey sheet metal building. Lovely owner. Horrible eyesore. This introduction is then followed by the equally dismal. Intermittent sidewalks. A leveling of trees. A quarter of a traffic circle. Concrete traffic islands that direct left-hand turning vehicles into oncoming traffice. Gas stations that kiss the non-existent sidewalks. A few years back they tore up the sides of the road to put in sewer pipes, and then returned the roads to their prior condition — no sidewalks, no beauty, just slabs of tarmac.
Google it. You’ll find beautiful pictures of nature. And only this pic (on the right) showing the “downtown.” Why? Because there’s very little to look at.
Nice people, shame about the place!
This week’s cartoon is in response to the perpetual South Island Recreation Association’s appeal for off-road dune buggy access to public parks. Sigh. We live in a town that highlights nature: “Where the rain-forest meets the sea” we boast. You’d think that finding places to off-road would be in abundance in a place where nature is so vastly spread around us.
It’s Olga VanTandenburg’s lucky day!
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