Boating to Design
I enjoy my drives down the back roads of cabin land to find a site my clients have purchased on a remote lake. I like to take in the context, the arrival experience, the roll of the topography and the variety of vegetation. But starting a project by boat arrival is my all time favorite. Another is dropping in on lakeside construction with a view from the dock.
This past Memorial Day weekend that’s just what I did on Lake Vermilion, where I visited two sites by water access. That’s not because they are on islands, but rather since I also have a cabin on that lake, I can cruise my boat to their locations.
Lake Vermilion is a 25 mile long lake with many bays and my cabin is at the west end. It took me 15 minutes to go by water to the first site and another 20 minutes to get to the second site. The fun of cruising into the morning sun gleaming across the sky blue water while visiting projects is getting the best of all worlds. I had my pencil and paper with me along with some measuring tapes and a camera to get down to business upon arrival.
This cabinology gig is tough duty, but someone has to do it!