As many of you know I started building a cabin on the dunes on Haida Gwaii, B.C. this time last year. Several of us worked dilligently on it over the summer learning some lessons as we went along. Getting supplies here and not being able to do everything ourselves were some of the lessons. When I left in September to visit my grandson and family we were still waiting for the tin for the roof. It was never our job to do the roof and it finally got put on with little time to spare. Windows still hadn't arrived.
When I first saw the above picture I thought it was someone's hut in the Alps(a friend had just come back from visiting family in Austria) until I realized it was our cabin! Snow like this, we never see on Haida Gwaii!
So this spring we were back at it. The lower windows arrived back in February however the big plate windows front and back for the loft just arrived.
With the help of a friend who also just arrived back on island we moved the big plates of glass into place and secured them.
Between putting in the lower windows and the loft glass we sided the cabin in cedar and trim out the windows.
Some of you may remember our beautiful driftwood posts on the deck. We thought they were great but anyone who built things said "take them down" so unfortunately down they came.
So even though the doors were not in I decided to spend my first night in the cabin. The cabin faces eastsoutheast so I had to get my first sunrise from the cabin. When I first awoke it was just after moonrise at 2:52 a.m. (this photo was taken at about 3:30 a.m.)
The night sky had been clear and full of stars as it neared new moon however as the sun began to dawn the clouds moved in. Sunrise was at 5:10 a.m.
Daybreak was beautiful...
and reflected a rising tide.
So we are waiting again, for insulation to arrive on island so we can complete the inside and I can move in and enjoy more of these beautiful sunrises!
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