Off the grid

You’ve seen the inside of our bus…we love our comforts! That includes a frost-free refrigerator, two TVs, satellite radio and wireless internet, so we don’t often dry camp. This month is no exception. We have full hookups, 50 amp electrical service, water and sewer. It’s hard for us to think that people come on purpose to stay in a cabin that is completely off the grid, but the Line Camp is quite frequently booked and it has none of the above! That’s the shower to the right. The hanging bag is designed to hold water in the sun so that the bather can have a warm shower. The view from the house is blocked by the galvanized wall, but the view into the forest is wide open. Of course the climb up the hill is steep enough that I’m positive you’d hear huffing and scrambling long before anyone could see you!

     

The privy is equipped with a Privy Book like the one at Aunt Phoebe’s Perch and I thought some of the entries were eye opening. Neither heat nor cold seem to stop people from wanting to get away from the “real” world.

       

From Line Camp, the path to anywhere is steep, either back up to the driveway or down to the slough. Rock Eddy Bluff overlooks a tight turn in the Gasconade River and the confluence of the river and the slough. The large outcropping of rock in the river is, I’m pretty sure, the Rock that causes the Eddy that the Bluff towers over.

The Corey’s planning has made this a beautiful, peaceful place to get away. There are benches available for relaxing, visiting or reading and boats for the more adventurous.

We saw turtles briefly sunning on a log, frogs jumping into the water and if you happen to be of the fishing persuasion, this place is heaven. The water is clear enough to make out school after school of fish. I was convinced they were on their way to a conference and sure enough, we discovered the place where dozens and dozens of fish had congregated. Pictures were difficult but here’s a shot at it.

Next time I’ll bring us back into the 21st century, but if you desire a place to leave it all behind, Rock Eddy Bluff can provide just that.

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