Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fantastic Driftwood Forts

Did you like to build or play in forts when you were a kid? This one is on the shore of Powell Lake at the mouth of Olsen River. It's a favourite summer camping and fishing spot. You can only get here by boat or a long quad ride from Theodosia Inlet.

Because of logging, rivers, lakes and the coast in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest have shores lined with weather worn logs, perfect for fort building.  Here's another example from Squalicum Beach in Bellingham, Washington.

When I was a kid, I lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles. We didn't have logs for building, but kids will be kids. In the early days (before they cemented the channel of the Los Angeles River to prevent flooding), there were natural willow groves to play in. Large cardboard boxes became temporary play structures, and I remember a card table cover that made it look like a playhouse. What were some of your fantastic fort experiences? -- Margy


  1. My son and the neighbour's son played in our back yard building forts of boards and sticks. I think this is the best way to play and use their fantasy.
    Good post, Margy!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  2. What a fantastic fort! I once saw a group of older teenage boys building one down at Centennial Beach. They let me take some photos and all of them "muscled up" if you know what I mean. lol

    abcw team

  3. The best kind of forts! Nice.


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