Lopez Island, Washington State – Family Property

My dad, Robert Boyce (same name as my son), purchased 10 acres on L√≥pez Island in the San Juan Islands in the mid 1960s. I won’t mention the price but you will pay more for a used car now. It is a sort of pie shaped property, wide at the road and narrow at theContinue reading “Lopez Island, Washington State – Family Property”

Lucky to be Alive- Lopez Island, Washington State

In the Summer of 2007, I had just finished my first year as an assistant principal in a high school in the State of Washington. It was a challenging year as all years are as a high school administrator. My roles included: supervisi√≥n of instructors in science, math, social studies and physical education; overseeing theContinue reading “Lucky to be Alive- Lopez Island, Washington State”

Managing a 35 Acre Private Island in the State of Washington

I remember the day they asked me if I wanted the job as the caretaker of this island. As I walked back across the island so that I could phone my wife and tell her, I looked up in one of the beautiful fir trees and there sat a huge bald eagle. They are big,Continue reading “Managing a 35 Acre Private Island in the State of Washington”

An Impulsive Decision

So the ski season had come to a close and we had to decide what to do next. It had been an exciting year building trails, skiing and living out of a van for a while. I was so content even though we had little money. I had the option of the Safeway job thatContinue reading “An Impulsive Decision”