Thursday, June 04, 2009

Homecoming is Sweet

Homecoming is always sweet, no matter how long the absence. Don't you feel that way? Wayne and I discovered our float cabin by chance in 2001 and haven't wanted to be anywhere else ever since. Now that we are retired, we can live our dream almost full time. But there are always some obligations that keep us away. But, that only makes homecoming a sweeter event.

Homecoming has its rituals. First there will be breakfast then a quick shopping trip. I need some things for my garden from Canadian Tire. Then it will be a stop at Overwaitea (I hate using its new name, Save on Foods) for supplies. Wayne was alone at the cabin while I was with Mom in Bellingham, so there's not much left except for the shelf staples that are always ready and waiting. A quick stop to First Credit Union, the post office and we'll be on our way.

Our cabin is thirty minutes by boat from the Shinglemill Marina on Powell Lake. There's no road access. We have minimal electricity from solar panels and a wind generator, but there's no television or Internet. If you would like to read more about what float cabin life is like, check out my topic Float Cabin Living.

Come back next week and see what adventures I've had this trip. There's always something exciting going on "up the lake." You can also read about Powell River living and other off-the-grid adventures in Wayne's book Up the Lake available at Amazon and other online booksellers.

Do you have a cabin, cottage or home off-the-grid? Let us hear some of your stories. Have a great weekend!! -- Margy


  1. Ahhh!!!finally you get up to your cabin. With the light snow we had overnight and sunny day today I'm sure it's absolutely stunning.
    Have a great time.


  2. Oh lucky you for sure,i wish i was with you but then heck you wouldn't be alone. Can't wait to see what you have to share next week

  3. I am looking forward to hearing how your float garden is comming along. Enjoy your time in paridice.


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