Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Powell Lake Zungas

Z is for Zunga

What's a zunga? One even made the cover of the 2009 Discover Powell River Magazine. "You know someone is from Powell River when they know what the word zunga means. The term elicits confused expressions from those who had not grown up knowing the joy of swinging at the end of a rope and dropping into refreshing lake waters. It’s exhilarating."


Zungas have a long tradition on Powell Lake in Coastal BC. When the weather warms, Powell Riverites head "up the lake" to cool off at float cabins or along the shoreline. Hey, that's right now! Most zungas are heavy ropes suspended for trees hanging over the lake. That makes them perfect platforms for swinging out over deep water.

At our good friend John's cabin, he built a frame for his zunga. That takes zunga construction to a new height.

Here are some Powell River kids enjoying a zunga on Powell Lake.



Come visit Powell River this summer and learn about zungas for yourself. -- Margy

3 comments:

Leslie: said...

Ooooh! What fun! Makes me want to should "CowaZunga!"

Leslie
abcw team

Stephanie said...

Cool!

Powell River Books said...

Funny, Leslie. Does anyone else have zungas on their lakes? - Margy