Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cabin at the Wall

Our float cabin home is right next to a high, granite wall.


In 2001, when Barry (we rented a tin boat from him to explore Powell Lake) told us about a cabin for sale, he said we wouldn't like it.

The reason, a high cliff that would prevent us from going to shore. Little did Barry know that Wayne and I both love rocks. Wayne is an amateur geologist. I'm an avid rock collector. Our cliff is very important to float cabin living.


We use steel cables and bolts to anchor our cabin to the cliff. It also has a natural cleft for a stairway to the top.

Up on the ledge, we get a great view of Goat Island and First Narrows on Powell Lake. It's also a warm spot for late day sunshine, especially in winter.

Nestled along the cliff's edge is my hillside potato patch. Who said we couldn't go ashore?


On a warm summer day, this is the view I get of my cliff while sunbathing on the cabin deck. It doesn't get any better than that. -- Margy

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! I love rocks, too, and can't imagine anybody not loving this cabin!

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  2. It is a beautiful location, Margy! I still have to get over to Powell River...one day.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  3. A different spot to live in but very beautiful and it must be a wonderful adventure.

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  4. I wouldn't like it myself but it must be wonderful if you love boats and rock-climbing. Reminds me of the farms perched high on seemingly unapproachable cliffs above the fjords in Norway.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous setting for your cabin! Many years ago I visited Powell River during the annual family trip to Vancouver Island. I'm down in Texas now and family is long gone from the area so I haven't been back. I can smell the trees and the forest just thinking about it.

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  6. Does this protect you from strong winds? Impressive looking rock face. Quite the stairs you have to climb up on.

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  7. Great location. I love rocks too and would enjoy having a cabin there. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  8. Wow, this is just lovely and so unique

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  9. Lovely, but something about steps over sides of mountains, especially wooden ones, make me nervous they will give way.

    ROG, ABCW

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  10. Wow, what a stunning location it looks so tranquil, I love the pictures.

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  11. I think your cliff view is fantastic! we have lots of outcrops throughout our woods, but nothing as big as yours...it's more like they're everywhere and smaller.

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  12. Looks amazing! How peaceful!
    - Nancy

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