You’d think the island would be used to this sort of thing by now, but this innocuous, perfectly decent little article has occasioned a great ruckus on at least two of the “locals” groups I follow on social media. “Oh no! This will only bring more invaders to our peaceful paradise!”
Followed immediately, of course, by “But we need the revenue tourists bring! How will we survive without them!”
Fortunately for my husband and me, neither of these concerns really, well, concern us all that much. I mean, yes, we notice when the ferries and stores get crowded, and yes, we want our favorite businesses to stay afloat; but mostly, we’re just here at home, minding our own business–writing and gardening and dealing with hyper-local emergencies.
Like, trees that randomly fall down in the back meadow for no reason.