"Only Memories ....." Powell River by Piggy73

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By boat...

Our destination was "Fiddlehead Farm" an unusual type of hostel that could only be reached by boat.

The small hostel boat "The Eden Express" picked up passengers twice a week when they travelled in to Powell River to collect post & provisions.

On reaching the jetty a tractor sat chugging offering the luxury of trailer to transport luggage & provisions up the track to the farm.

Along with the other guests we took a leisurely stroll up the small hill through the lush rainforest.

At the Hostel

We spent a wonderful 2 weeks here and had taken the option of assisting with chores for 2 hours a day for a cheaper rate and full board. It was an experience that will remain with us for ever - days of interesting conversations, the cow that ran amok in the veggie patch, canoing on the empty lake, the log sauna ......

Past Guests

This hostel main claim to fame is that Mark Vonnegut (son of Kurt the science fiction author) spent time here in the 70's & wrote his book "Eden Express" which describes his battle with schizophrenia and the serenity of the farm.

If you have any Fiddlehead Memoirs please have a look at the web blog

Fiddlehead farm Web Blog

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peaceful...
  • Cons:Great memories.....
  • In a nutshell:a paradise destroyed by the intervention of a logging company
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  • Oct 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    Hello from Diana Mitchell. Nancy Strider, Linda Scheiber and I are the administrators of the Fiddlehead Farm memoirs/blog site. We are hoping that anyone who had experiences of Fiddlehead Farm, during any of its lifetime, will email me at drhelp@shaw.ca. I will then forward these e letters and photos, if you have them, to Linda. Putting an email on the Net is an 'iffy' thing to do, so I volunteered, and hope it works out ok, without spam and weirdnesses from people who never had anything to do with the farm. Observers and friends from Powell River are also invited to make contact with your memories of the people and events relating to Fiddlehead Farm, up Powell Lake. Thanks! In friendship, Diana Mitchell


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