Blogging is an interesting thing, its almost like putting a note in a bottle and tossing it into the digital ocean and not knowing if anyone will ever read or respond to it. For Most of us, when we first start blogging you kind of feel alone in the digital universe and then you start following other like-minded blogs. After several years of following, reading and commenting, you start to feel a kinship with your fellow bloggers. It is funny how the internet draws you into creating friendships with people you have never physically met, its almost like having an electronic pen pal.
I have been following David Masse's blog since I started riding and blogging in 2011. David rides a beautiful Vespa and shares a Honda Shadow with another blogger Sonja. David's original blog was the Scoot Commute, a Montreal based lawyer scooting his way to and from work and epic scooter travel adventures. David is a very adventurous blogger and has recently started a great video blog. Check out his current blog here. Life on Two Wheels
I have been fortunate to link up with a few of the bloggers that I follow and in each case, it has been the first time we have met and it feels like we have known each other for years. This has at times left my family a little worried, because I am off meeting someone who I really don't know and I caution my daughter not to do this, and of course it is a case of "Do as I say, Not as I do" and she has called me on that and I am still hearing about it.
About a week before Easter I received and email from David that he, his wife, son and daughter-in-law would be in Victoria for the long weekend and would be delighted if we could meet for coffee. I was so excited and it was such a pleasure to meet David, Susan, Andrew and Anoushka. We had a lovely time at coffee and then met them for a lovely dinner at a local eatery, my daughter tagged along which was a bonus.
PS: David hope you don't mind, but I pinched a few pictures off your blog, its hard finding a picture of you on your scooter and bike, like most bloggers we usually just take pics of our scoots on our adventures.
*Photos in this post are not to be copied without permission of David Masse