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, 21 January 2020
This morning we headed north to Barry's Bay a community of 1,300 people on Lake Kamaniskeg in the Madawaska Valley. Although smaller than Bancroft it has a larger hospital which is able to perform a broader range of medical tests. It was just another routine test, in the ever growing list as we age.
We decided to take the back roads which was slower but took us past many abandoned farms where old timber framed barns still stand, empty and unused today.
We also spotted this flock of wild turkeys heading for shelter in the trees. Turkeys are plentiful up here and frequently seen when we travel.
We arrived at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in plenty of time to get registered and looked after. As I waited in the lobby I read the hospital's misssion statement and code of conduct freguently posted on the large TV screen. One clear message that was repeated often was that abusive conduct from patient or visitors would not be tolerated and the police would be called to deal with such individuals. Sad that we have to remind adults how to behave inside a hospital. Seems to be a new trend in how society is going.
Once done we headed to the Ashe Grove restaurant for lunch. It's a popular place as you can see by all the snowmobiles parked out front. Their food is delicious, home cooked and made from scratch; not something heated in a microwave.
Now we are home enjoying the warmth of our wood stove and a glass of wine.
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 experience life off the grid and down the road.