Powell River Books Blog

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Blog Tags:Canada, British Columbia, books, travel, cooking, gardening, life, flying, outdoors
Country:Canada
State/Province:British Columbia
Location:Powell River

The Powell River Books Blog features posts about off-the-grid living in a float cabin on Powell Lake in Coastal BC, outdoors activities and the Coastal BC series of books written by Wayne J. Lutz.



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Welcome to the Powell River Fall Fair.Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, the place to be is the Fall Fair in Powell River. It highlights and celebrates the end of the local harvest season. Admission for adults is $5 and children 12 and...

H is for Raising and Drying HerbsWinter at the cabin.Most herbs are perennial in my garden. We get frost and a little snow, but I've been lucky to have the majority of them last from year to year.To contain herbs and keep them from spreading througho...

Blue summer skies and light winds are perfect for Wayne and I to go out in our 19' O'Day Mariner.We are teaching ourselves to sail, carefully.Large open areas on Powell Lake make that possible. On this day we practiced tacking into the wind to cross...

G is for GeraniumsFor the last few years I've tried different methods to save geraniums over winter. In a warm climate they can thrive year-round, but at my float cabin in Coastal BC it's a different story.I buy geranium plants at the nursery in May...

Yellow Woolly Bear CaterpillarThis year I've found a new type of critter in my floating garden. First I found two when I pulled out overgrown lettuce plants. The next I found on beet leaves used as mulch under my broccoli, so I'm not sure which plant...

Passing through Seymour Narrows.Another week of warm weather, blue skies and calm seas drew up back out in our Bayliner. Here in Coastal BC we call it going out on the chuck, or salt chuck. Chuck is a Nootka First Nation word for water. Add the Engli...

Available Onlinefrom PowellRiverBooks.com Farther Up the StraitCoastal BC StoriesBoating on the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia, and the islands to the north. Stories of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, where the mountains drop...