I have returned very recently to the Island after many years of absence. It is so wonderful that the Island retained its charms over the years.
The Malahat retains its thrills for drivers who wish to be in Duncan before they leave Victoria, the ferries still are too few and too small, the Island parks are always full, and they have tent cities in the towns. They still hold rallies and gatherings on the lawn in front of the Parliament buildings.
Those were just a few reasons why I left the Island among other things, and I have still not lost my “charms” either!