Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Rough Day on the North Sea

Crossing the "North Sea" on Powell Lake.
Our good friend John has given names to important places on Powell Lake. One that we know well he calls the North Sea for good reason.

Powell Lake is where our float cabin home is located. To get there, we have to take a boat north from the Shinglemill Marina for about 15 klicks. About two thirds of the way up we have to pass a large section where the lake splits around massive Goat Island. This section get blasted with storm winds form the southeast, clearing winds from the northwest, and summer up-lake winds during the day.

On the worst of days it can get waves a metre in height. That's large for most of the boats cabin owners use to get to and from their places. More skookum work boats can take pretty much anything, but even for them the North Sea can be pretty daunting.

Here's a taste of what the North Sea on Powell Lake is like on a blustery summer day. I'd say enjoy, but that's not really the right word to use. -- Margy


  1. Wow, it's not all fun and games living off the grid in a float house is it? ))!. That was a rough sea ... And we are boaters and I don't get seasick. But .....

  2. Great video - I did actually enjoy it. Though waves can be scary for sure.

  3. What an amazing video!


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