I spent two lovely days on sunny Gabriola before heading off to Salt Spring Island. On the ferry to Nanaimo , I met a man who made a deep impact on me, even though we talked for only 15 minutes. His name was Ver, and he had Viking blood and was from Sweden and lived on Gabriola. He was riding a 1500 cc bike and was taking it across to the main island. He said Ver meant strong and courageous and liked my name too. He said it was importanto have courage in life and live by ones principles. Unfortunately I lost my I phone and with it, his picture too!