Hello, my name is Tandi. I’m deeply interested in making the most of my time here on this beautiful blue planet. I don’t want to waste this precious lifetime. This blog is about that adventure – the places, people, ideas and inspirations discovered on the journey that make life worth living. The startling, shocking and hopeful moments of beauty. The blog started when the Spaniard and I, and our two golden retrievers, moved from our comfortable life in the the nirvana of Nelson BC to the unknown, north to Yellowknife, in the Canadian sub-Arctic. (And then back again!) Follow us as we learn to live on a floating house in Yellowknife Bay, a bit off-shore, and off the power grid. (That’s our place on the photo at the top of the home page – the silver one.) It’s about commuting over the water the one kilometer to town and work in all kinds of weather, and even in darkness – until it freezes, when we can drive right up to our house. It’s about what we do in the season in between water and ice! It’s about learning the ways of the north, and listening to what this land has to teach us. It’s about adventure in the far north too – getting out on the land, and up to the high Arctic as well. It’s about making time for the things that make our hearts sing – good food, great conversation, the wilderness, paddling and skiing, poetry, family, building a community of friends, inspiring books, and that first morning coffee. It’s about mastering the art of living, northern style! Click here (and then on the Yellowknife Bay webcam) to see a live shot of our place – the furthest away from shore. Click here to see inside Houseboat 28, and here to see the view from there.