It is so amazing to hear the memories people have of Bamfield. Thanks Laura for this lovely note!
I just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know that, through a distant connection of the Bamfield grapevine, I picked up a copy of Cedar, Salmon and Weed on my last visit to Canada a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t put it down, I absolutely loved it! I read it in a couple of days and loaned it to my Dad who remembers Bamfield from the 70’s when he and my mum were together. In fact, one of Dad’s stories is how grandpa Peter used to flog him with the birch after the sauna – he was never sure if grandpa gave it a little extra juice just for him… I haven’t been to Bamfield since Grandma’s funeral but reading this reconnected me to my childhood there and all the wonder of west coast beaches (I laughed at the “wet coast”). Thanks for a great read anyways,