Pont Roberts Free Zone
Every weekend in Point Roberts, it is like an invasion force has just crossed the border and then occupies certain designated areas until Sunday night when they evacuate these temporary sites. In days past these invaders inhabited such locations as Bell's Trailer Park, The Cannery and Lighthouse State Park. Now, these Friday night border crossing Canadians have permanently part-timed themselves into the neighborly routines of The Sunny Point Resort "share and care" society.
Their nurturing attitude towards each other seems almost religiously kind.
On the left, Louise Kernaghan from New Westminster who is part Irish joins the morning coffee cup communion service with Dale and Maureen Hume, Irish and English respectively, of North Vancouver. These extreme lovers of boating, fishing, clamming and crabbing have created a tight network of friendships with the locals while they are creating a utopian society. This international free zone is where everyone shares their own opinions without feeling a need to dispute each other's because they are older and much less insecure and do not feel the need to be rude or combative.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.