This blog is about our life Off The Grid as well as our travels in our converted Cargo Trailer.
LIVING OFF GRID
This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.
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Tuesday, 29 May 2018
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE DESERT
This morning finds us camped by the Fraser River in British Columbia.
Yesterday we left the Rockies and headed for the coastal route to Vancouver.
Each of our children called to see how we were doing which made the day extra special. Mary's brother Jim also called just to see when we expected to arrive on Wednesday. It was just great to hear from everyone.
Looking at the picture above you wouldn't know we are in semi-desert conditions.
Down in the valley the only crops that grow are those that are heavily irrigated. They use huge sprinklers that cover acres as they move across the land. Looked to me like hay was the major crop for cattle raised on this scrub ground.
The Fraser River is running high and full of silt. The first campground we stopped at was closed due to flooding.
Today we will reach Whistler have breakfast with Leanne tomorrow then on to Vancouver for a visit with Jim and Andrea as well as a stop at the National quilt show.
We are two retired Canadians living in an off grid passive solar home near Bancroft, Ontario. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling and exploring North America. We just bought a cargo trailer we plan to convert to a camper for our travels.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we share life off the grid and down the road.