Harley Owned By Tsunami Victim Stops in Prince Rupert
Bike Found By Masset Beachcomber
Not everyday does a motorcycle wash ashore---but as a result of the Japanese tsunami, many large items have appeared on the shores of BC's coast. Peter Mark, a beachcomber from Masset, found this bike among other items in mid-April in a container that drifted ashore to Haida Gwaii. Mark delivered the bike on the first leg of its trip in Prince Rupert today, but he says he isn't actually sure what’s in store for the bike next.
"There's talk of restoring the bike. I've heard that they've been in touch with the owner of the bike and he feels pretty guilty that they're offering to do this for him and so many people are living in temporary shelter and that. So I'm not too sure what's going to happen at this point but I sure hope there's a happy ending.”
Even though Mark doesn’t know the fate of the bike, he shares what he hopes will happen to it.
"You know so many people over there have lost so much. I really hope that Ikuo ends up getting his bike back, I really do. I think not many people aren't going to get the chance to get a piece of their lives back let alone someone who has lost everything."
I asked Mark if he felt a connection with Ikuo after finding his bike.
“Oh definitely, I’ll be his friend for life. Haven’t met him but we’ll be friends for life.”
The bike is now its way to Victoria where a decision will be made on what will happen next.