Thursday, October 05, 2006

Discovering Powell River by Air

It's great to be heading north and back to Powell River again. Unfortunately, our trusty Piper Arrow is staying behind for some unscheduled maintenance, so Alaska Airlines will have to do. The trip will be a lot quicker, but not as much fun.

Powell River, BC
Flying in 997 (her number is also her name) normally takes us up Victor 27, the coast route, from Los Angeles to Astoria, Oregon. A short jaunt up the Columbia River and Puget Sound brings us to the Canadian border. The view from 7000 feet includes the deep blue Pacific Ocean to the west and the green Coastal range to the east. In the north, the snowy caps of the Cascades rise above puffy white clouds.

In the past, we've only flown this route in summer months. Now that we've retired, we're able to travel in 997 whenever we can get at least 24 hours of good weather (and no maintenance issues).

We discovered Powell River in 2000 while camping by airplane. Wayne and I have flown to many beautiful locations and camped on small airports from Mexico to Alaska, but none of those places can compare to the people, scenery and lifestyle in Powell River.

Our early years in Powell River became the basis for the first book in the Coastal BC Stories series entitled Up The Lake. It's available in print and e-book formats from online vendors.
FREE introductory offer for the Kindle version of Up the Lake. Get it now and discover Coastal BC at its best. -- Margy

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

"Up the Lake" Book Launch Party

My husband Wayne loves our float cabin on Powell Lake in Coastal BC so much that he wrote Up the Lake to share experiences we've had in this unique environment. When we launched the book last July we had a "party" at our cabin.

We invited our neighbors and friends from town. The PEAK newspaper staff even brought a large houseboat to the festivities.

We even had a celebrity guest. He volunteered to take care of the brew bucket. Funny thing, the Kokanees seemed to disappear faster than the pop when he was on the job. Very strange!

Hope you had fun at our book launch party.

 If you want to find out more about float cabin living, read some more here at my blog or go to to get more information about Up the Lake and other books in the Coastal BC Stories series. -- Margy

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Welcome to the Powell River Books Blog

Welcome to the Powell River Books blog. PRB publishes Coastal British Columbia Stories by Wayne J. Lutz. On this blog we will keep you posted on happenings in and around Powell River, BC. We will also answer questions you may have about our publications or the region in general. Come back often. Let us hear from you.

Wayne and Margy Lutz