Saturday 26 March 2011
we awoke to the most amazing surroundings on our first morning at barry's bay. because we arrived so late we had no idea what the place was like.
our accommodation was a log cabin. it was a 5 minute drive away from barrys town, surrounded by a small forest with only a few log cabins dotted around the place. it was so quiet and peaceful, we felt like we were the only ones there. it had a hot tub on our porch, our garden was where we would sit and make fire and the garden led on to carson lake which was completely frozen.
paul standing on carson lake and our log cabin in the background
vietnam is definitely our fave country of the whole trip, but looking back, barry's bay always seems to pop up in conversation because we loved it so much.
the town itself isn't much to write home about, a bit of a ghost town, small place with only a few shops and cafes. i can't even remember seeing a pub there, because i'm pretty sure if we had found one we would have been in it at some point lol. there is absolutely nothing there to do, even the log cabin wasn't exactly great when it came to the interior... but it had a bed, bathroom and kitchen and that's all that was needed.
view from our porch
it was the location, surrounded by trees and feeling like the only ones there and having the hot tub outside on the porch and the garden to build a fire every night. it was perfect. we had 7 nights there and although we were doing nothing practically, the time flew in as we were enjoying it so much.
it's pauls birthday on the 31st december, and his birthday at barrys bay was his 30th. all he wanted was to be in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere in canada and that's exactly what he got
the perfect night... snow, fire, alone & a hot tub!
the weather was freezing cold, the porch was covered in snow, so getting to the hot tub was always amusing especially when you're running to it naked and trying hard not to slip whilst at it. we would dunk our head under the water and after a few seconds our hair would be frozen with ice because it was that cold.
we visited a few areas around the national park, some sight seeing and some fun in the snow but mainly chilled out and enjoyed the tranquility at our log cabin.