Umm, PEI is on the Atlantic side of Canada, Vancouver Island is on the Pacific side. PEI is closer to England than to Vancouver Island.... The Atlantic isn't that big. Canada is.
The other 'crab on the Island is in Nanaimo. I just searched 'Austin 1800', 'Morris 1800' and 'Vancouver' (without the 'Island') and that was the only result. Information about the owner is sparse.
I'd never heard of Quadra Island. You may have heard of Sooke BC, it's the southernmost point of BC (definitely blue-permed retirement country), and it's where palm trees grow in Canada. The educational opportunities are a bit limited though, and my kids don't really speak English, so we're going to leave Canada with many regrets.
I looked up Quadra Island on Google and I see that people speak Kwakiutl there. My kids speak Kwakiutl! (-:
You wouldn't like a Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Mk II would you?
Last Edit: May 3, 2016 18:28:44 GMT by midnightblue: Rambling on irrelevantly.
My kids speak some Kwakiutl too - they teach it in school here. In the early 1800s, the Kwakiutl-speaking people from the North took Quadra Island from the Salish, whom I would expect to find in your area. I used to take the double-decker to Sooke and back for a pleasant afternoon when I lived in Victoria and had a bus pass.
Sorry, but I'll pass on the Rolls - the 1800 is more my style. I plan to insure it mid-summer when the BGT's insurance runs out.
The local school is not that great in Sooke, they only teach English French and Sooke, the twins picked up Kwakiutl in the playground. It's because I think the school is limiting their intellectual horizons that we're going to be leaving Canada, the land of their birth. There was one teacher who really only taught them an adversion against English, which they have to this day. They can speak it. But they won't.
I had a brainfart about the RR. I am so used to thinking that everything is different over here that I forgot they drive on the right in Italy. All I need to do is have the RR shipped through the canal in half of a 40-foot container!
I've found that it's not that expensive to have a Mini/1100 series/1800 converted to LHD. I think I'm going to have this done, especially as I haven't restored the woodwork on the dashboard yet. (it's a Wolseley)
I was pretty amazed to find that on this specialist forum that there is someone who knows Sooke!
Sooke is pretty unique in that we are carbon positive, and our energy is First Nations sourced. There are only some 250 pure-bred Sooke but they got a pretty good treaty when they joined Canada, and they spent the money well. Sooke is a net energy-exporter!
My kids are Victorians, there is no maternity unit in Sooke, but the town they called home is Sooke.
Last Edit: May 15, 2016 21:56:39 GMT by midnightblue: Another brainfart. LHD not RHD.