Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Off the Grid

Had a wonderful time at Point No Point on Vancouver Island. A gorgeous little cabin on the ocean, with a hot tub and a fireplace. We were totally off the grid for three and a half days: no TV, no phone, no cell phone, no computer, no internet. It was wonderful and relaxing to be so disconnected. Our own little "Into the Wild."

I read most of the novel "The Echo Maker." It is pretty amazing. Also did a little writing. But mostly did a lot of nothing. Some pics:

our cabin, "Eagle"

B, K, D, & P
preening ourselves on the beach
On the way to Mystic Beach, the hugest tree-stair in the world
it must have been 100 feet long!
Dean in the cabin
View from the cabin
Sunset

6 comments:

Collin said...

Oh my god that looks so beautiful. I am insanely jealous and bitter. :) Glad you had a great time

ka said...

Great photos, Peter!

Everyone looks so happy and calm! Cute cabin.

welcome back!

Pamela said...

These photos are lovely. I'm not bitter but I am a little bit jealous. It's still 90 degrees here--too hot for peony division. Let me know about the season there.

Radish King said...

Hmm, I see a lamp which makes me suspect electricity, and I don't think you warmed the hot tub with firewood. Not off the grid by a long shot, but it sounds and looks like a perfect little vacation. Welcome home!

Peter said...

RK: Hehehehe. Oh no! Do I have to give up *all* electricity?! (Duh, that is was "grid" means, silly.) Would you believe it if I said it was a solar-powered hot tub? No? Not for a second? Oh fiddle-sticks. *wink*

LKD said...

I'm so jealous right now I can't speak.

I want to live there.