Off the Grid

Since I can’t remember when I’ve known the best place in the world is the family cottage.  Situated in the middle of nowhere with no electricity, no running water, no amenities, it is by far the one place I’d be every day of my life if I could.

My retreat is one of the few remaining locations without hydro, phone, or road access. It takes longer than it should to drive there.  The boat crossing, or in our case – kayak crossing, is less than ideal on most days.  But once I’m stationed there nothing else matters.

I can work all day – cleaning, chopping wood, fixing things – but it never feels like work.2013-08-08 19.42.29

The lake is simply a place I love to go to repower my soul.  Listening to the bird calls.  Feeding the chipmunks and squirrels.  Exploring the wild.  Sitting on the dock.  Paddling the waters.  Laying in the hammock.  No matter what I choose to do to pass the time, it always feels like the perfect way to spend a day.

At night sometimes I can visit with others, sometimes I stay in recharging batteries by generator power, sometimes I have a fire, sometimes I lay out and watch the stars twinkle.  Again whatever I choose it is the perfect end to a perfect day.

Even rainy days are ok up at the lake.  Don’t even ask me about thunderstorms – the emersity of their energy is truly awesome.

The lake is my perfect place to hide out and find renewed strength for all the other events in my life.

I never get disturbed my emails, phone calls, texts.  No I’m truly off the grid.

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