We are a pair of adventurous “World Travelers”. We have both made our living by working on ships and the marine industry. We have traveled the world and now found our new lives together in the Kootenays.


I was born in Victoria, BC. I am a Chief Engineer presently employed with Kootenay Lake Ferries (Balfour and Osprey 2000) as a Chief Engineer. I am an avid Motorcyclist I presently own a Ducati street bike and Honda Motocross bike that I can’t spend enough time on. I have excellent knowledge of all the local highways and by-ways and would love to share that knowledge to fellow street riders. I am presently still exploring the motocross trails and would be happy to provide some guiding or other support for your rides.

Now that I found myself in the Kootenays, I am becoming an avid outdoorsman again. I am taking up Hunting, fishing, and trying to get back into x-country skiing and snowboarding.

Before my present career, I was employed with Carnival UK (cruise ships) out of Southampton, UK for five years. I was traveling the Mediterranean, Baltic, and Caribbean seas with all of the beautiful Ports they offer as a First Engineer and Environmental Officer. While employed with the cruise ships, I made Thailand my home for five years where Charlotte and I explored S.E. Asia together. And Yes, I did meet Charlotte on the cruise ships. She was employed as a “Events Officer”.


I was born in Wiltshire, England (near Bath which is famous for the Roman Baths and not far from Stonehenge.)

I worked for P&O cruises for nine years in that time completed 2 world voyages, contracts were 4-5 months and we would meet the ship in port anywhere in the world and sail where the ship was based for that season. I met Robin onboard whilst working together & moved to Canada Five years ago and love my new home.

Now my (our) life is all about our Infant daughter Isabella and our Son Oliver. They are my full-time career for right now.

47 days and 47 nights have I stayed at this wonderful home away from home. Thank you so much Bonnie & Glenn for a best stay ever.John Hoffmann, Salmon Arm BC