but he arrived in this area by jet plane. Visiting from Ireland, he and his partner were looking for gay community, hiking groups or what ever in this area. My resource guide comes up on the net and there happened to be a hike that Saturday. The Gay Men's Hike that Carl organizes.
I was able to direct him to the hike by email and they had a great time. Weather was sunny, which is iffy in this area. They lucked out. The hike happened to be that weekend, and the weather cooperated.
He played Irish flute near an alpine lake by Mount Baker. The other hikers loved it.
I wasn't able to go as I work nights and can't get up in the early mornings for the hike. Next day, I did meet him at Front Runners (running/walking club) by Lake Padden. Some days, I can almost get up for that.
They were planning to fly back to Ireland on Tuesday, but there he was, sitting at Swan Cafe in the Co-op on Wednesday.
Turns out they miss read the ticket and the flight back was Thursday, not Tuesday.
An extra 2 days to enjoy the trip.
He wanted to walk along Bellingham Bay so I joined him. Brought my bike so I could ride back home after our walk. He was staying with friends in the Fairhaven area.
It was a leisurely stroll along the bay with lots of good conversation. That's where he posed by my bike.
Back home in Ireland he only works part of the year. Has the other part of the year off.
He has time to be with friends, go to faerie drumming circles and enjoy a quality of life.