Sunday, July 19, 2020

Goin' Home to Powell River, BC

Our Powell Lake float cabin home.
As the Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones lyrics go:
I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, I'm goin' home
I'm goin' home, bome, bome ...
Home, bome, bome ...
Back home,
Yes, I am.
I bid a short farewell to my loyal Margy Meanders readers. Time has come for Wayne and me to leave for our Powell River Canadian home. We've waited since March to make the move due to strict quarantine requirements. But now is the time since the Canadian quarantine requirement was extended to August 31.

Wayne and I drove to the Pacific Highway crossing in Blaine. Because we became Canadian citizens in 2018 and Powell River is our home, we were allowed to cross the US/Canada border that is closed to non-essential travel for US citizens and other foreign nationals.

BC Ferries recommended that everyone remain in their vehicles.

Rules are in flux right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so check with the Canadian Border Service Agency and US Customs and Border Protection before you try to go.

Back in our Hewscraft finally heading up the lake.

We'd hoped to wait until the quarantine requirement was lifted, but decided it was best to go now while there was still some summer left to enjoy our float cabin home up the lake. And there couldn't be a better place to isolate ourselves for the required 14-day quarantine period and beyond if needed.

First Narrows on Powell Lake means we are almost home.

The border crossing was smooth and our BC Ferries connections worked perfectly even without reservations. We left the Bellingham condo (which has been our Washington residence for self-isolation) at 8:12 am after loading the last of the groceries to make it through the quarantine period, and arrived at our cabin deck at 6:15 pm. That's a little longer than normal to make the 260 kilometre (162 mile) trip because we built in extra time for border paperwork and early ferry terminal arrivals.

There's no place like home!

While we are up here in Powell River, there will be little content to share on Margy Meanders. But never fear, we will be back in Bellingham and the States by late September if pandemic conditions allow.

In the meantime, come visit us on the Powell River Books blog for Canadian and off-the-grid stories.

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone worldwide. Wayne and I hope you and your family are doing as well as possible during these difficult times. -- Margy

Thanks for visiting part of my world this week. For more great posts from Our World Tuesday, click here.

Also blog shares called Through My Lens by Mersad and Wordless Wednesday by Natasha.

And Travel Tuesdays at Intelliblog, Tuesdays with a Twist at Stone Cottage Adventures and My Corner of the World at Photographing New Zealand. -- Margy


  1. Yay! This is good news! I don't blame you for going even though you'll have to quarantine yourselves for two weeks. Sounds like the perfect place to do it.

  2. Enjoy your stay and the barn swallows!
    All the best!

  3. I'm so glad you are up on your float home for the rest of the summer. Take care and stay safe - I'll look for more stories in September.

  4. So good that you were able to leave and cross the border. It has to be totally freeing to be back at your special lake home. Be safe and enjoy!

  5. Welcome home, to a very beautiful part of the country I might add. I would like to get back out to BC to visit Vancouver Island, but those plans may have to stay on hold for a while yet. Ontario is delightful, however, and I am happy to be here.

  6. Welcome home and what a beautiful place it is too. It will be good to see you at the your other website.


  7. Hurrah, hurrah, Margy! Home you are, home you are, jiggity jig! :-)

  8. Glad that the trip back home went smoothly and you both are now safely back home. Stay safe and have a happy weekend.

  9. I like to go by ferry. But usually they don´t look that good as your first shot says :) Love places like this.
    Take care.

    1. Right now our older ferries are being replaced. Even the old ones are well maintained and comfortable to ride. - Margy

  10. ...I beat they you have miss it!

  11. Another hot week with temps. in the 90's is again predicted for this week!I am looking forward to Fall!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment!!

  12. ...good luck to you and what a great place to quarantine.

  13. Good to see that you were able to go home!!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and for letting me know that you did by leaving a comment!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  14. I am so happy to see you were able to go home.
    Happy times again. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

  15. there's no place like home!! travel safe and best wishes to you!!

  16. Getting back home is a great feeling. I love your place on the river, it looks so peaceful and refreshing. Have a great week and stay safe.

  17. How nice that you could go home.
    There is no better place in the world than your own home.
    Greetings Irma


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy