We had been to The Knight Inlet in Canada before on a day trip by small boat and always wanted to come back and stay. This is the dock area in Campbell River on Vancouver Island where we met our pilot,
and boarded our plane for the flight into the inlet.
The trip in is stunning and carries you deep into pristine wilderness.
Here is our little cabin in the big woods. It is new construction and sits on the water’s edge.
It is tiny, but charming, and has everything you need.
This is your view when you wake in the misty morning.
In the inlet you are surrounded by wildlife.
and Stellar sea lions, and whales, birds, wolves, cougars,
and of course, the star attraction,
312 thoughts on “Little Cabin in the Big Woods~”
It is pretty amazingly pristine!
It looks so peaceful 😊
It is. It is good for your psyche.
Klasse Fotos. Wolfgang.
Vielen dank mein lieber Freund Wolfgang~
Amazing beauty !
Wonderful captures !!!
You are very kind and most appreciated~
Beautiful photos! I grew up in Northern MN, and miss our trips to Canada and all the beauty we would see.
I would love to go to Northern Minnesota. I hear it gorgeous too~
I’m originally from Duluth. I highly recommend visiting in the early autumn months.
I would love too.
Beindruckend. Aber die Nähe zu den Grizzlies würde mich doch etwas nervös machen 🙂
Wunderbare Aufnahmen, Cindy.
Vielen Dank! Die Bären sind von Holz-Plattformen gesehen, die über dem Boden sind. Es ist mehr Nerven Begegnung mit einem Bären auf einem Pfad.
Ah, only 22 likes in the first 10 minutes. I’m early for a change. Beautiful!
Laughing……People love bears beary much!
Great wildlife pics! The entire Northwest is beautiful. I just got back from Alaska and can relate!
I was following your adventures and know you had a wonderful time. I love Alaska.
Beautiful…reminds me of Southeastern Alaska. The Steller’s sea lions are huge…I can recall many a dock in the harbors in Petersburg that had been crushed by the weight of three bulls that would regularly sun themselves on them!
Wonderful photos, as always – and that cabin looks very cozy!
They are huuuuuge aren’t they! They reminded a bit of elephant seals.
Wow! Really beautiful and with all your wildlife friends, too. 🙂 It does look cozy, and so adventurous.
It reminds me of what the wilderness would have been like before we wrecked it!
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A lovely, cozy little cabin in the woods…pristine surroundings, and daily visits from furry, feathered, and finned friends!
It is pretty much paradise! Thank you my friend, for your thoughtfulness, and be well~ <3 <3
Fascinating place! You must be having a wonderful time there! Enjoy it!
We are no longer in the inlet but still in gorgeous Canada!
Oh Well, then, enjoy the amazing landscapes of gorgeous Canada while you’re still there.
Thank you kindly and cheers to you!
You rea welcome. Cheers!
Somebody is very envious but I promised Wally that I wouldn’t mention his name. Great trip Cindy. Beautiful place to spend some quiet time. Thank you once more for taking us along.
Trips are more fun with you along my friend. Thanks much my Wally~
How gorgeous! And to see it by plane . . . even better. Love that little cabin, too!
The plane ride in and out was so beautiful and fun too. You are lucky you do this a lot~
I feel more peaceful just from looking at these!
That makes me very happy that I posted! We need positive images for our hearts and minds~ <3
wow…!!!! amazing! The sealions were even posing for you 😁
They were! They are so funny!
They certainly are with their announcements 😄
Noisy big things! 🙂
Very! I went to Oregon one day around Newport and across the bridge from the hotel you could hear them all night oof! :O
Yes they are really loud in the central California coast as well. These guys weren’t loud. They were hiding from the orcas!
ah right I just forgot that to orcas they are a meal whew!
or rather Yipes!
Indeed. I have seen orcas with seals in Antarctica. They are like pop tarts, poor seals, No wonder they rest high up on the rocks!
Only safe place :O
So beautiful so soothing Cindy !
I like to soothe. Makes me glad I posted!
These are fantastic and quite serene.
So kind, and yes, the wilderness is natural soporific. I crave it regularly~
What a glorious venue you’ve discovered – we’ll have to visit one day!😃
You would love it! Let me know if you go and I can share some suggestions~
Will most definitely do Cindy – thank you so much!
Very Nice, Cindy. It’s a great country we have here.
So So green and full of life giving water…
And the water is so pristine! I was photographing anemones and the effect was amazing because the clarity of the water was so perfect!
Salt water right?
Yes. Inlets and salt water fjords full of orcas and humbback whales.
It’s a beautiful place, Cindy. 🙂
Thank you Ranu & cheers to you my friend~ <3
Just lovely 🙂
What a perfect time of year for this gorgeous scenery — thank you, Cindy. I’m not sure I’d ever tire of waking up to that lake!
The tidal variation is dramatic. At high tide the cabin is directly at the waters edge. I love this. It felt like a boat.
Oh my gosh, I hate the woods in real life but these pictures and your post make me want to be right there with you. Keep sending the pictures cuz that’s the way I like it. Uh HuH uH. ~~dru~~
Laughing……Who was it who said the grass in NYC was more than they could bear?
What a wonderful place and view!! I’m envious, of course. Bear are the animals that frighten me the most but I guess they aren’t as interested in you as you are in them. What a wonderfilled adventure. Great photos of it.
Definitely true. They are interested in looking in your eyes though which I found amazing!
That is interesting. I think all creatures have thought about the others of us. We write them off too quickly. Don’t know I’d want to be close enough to a bear to have it look in my eyes. 🙂
It was pretty thrilling for me. There was only one bear who looked at me with cold, hard hostility. The others all seemed curious.
Pretty country up there. Hope you get some sunshine, but even the mists are nice.
They get 29 feet of rain a year!! And Southern California is still in the grip of drought~
That’s just nuts. Maybe they’re having a slow year too, only 25 feet of rain. 😏
Laughing. We feel fortunate with an annual 8 inches!
What a beautiful place and wonderful photos!
So kind and so appreciated! Thank you~
I LOVE Canada!! So glad you do too!
You live is such a beautiful, well run country Rebecca! <3
Another wonderful series Cindy. I have this on my list for next year am get so excited by looking at your posts, thank you for sharing!
I am eagerly awaiting sharing your experience with you! So happy you are going~ <3
I would stay in bed all day long and just look outside. What a cute, little cabin…what a great view. Enjoy every minute of it Cindy~!
I hear you, but there is so much to explore outside!!!
Go and explore and go back to bed 🙂
That big grizzly was surely something! What an expression. Fantastic photos Cindy. 🙂
He was enjoying his salmon tartare!
He certainly looks like he is!
Oh yes, what joy waking up in that cabin bed for a pause from the dusty, noisy city living – all just looking so ideal and fresh
We yearn for this don’t we. It is hardwired in our cells. We are beasts of the forest. Cheers you my friend and hope all is well~
So agree re the forest thing 😀 All’s well thank you <3
Of course we do, that’s why we resonate with each other~
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Fancy a getaway with nature right on your doorstep and a twee little cabin… let Cindy Knoke show you the delightful place that she found in Canada..
What a perfect descriptor. That cabin was indeed twee! I thought it might just float away at high tide. Hugs to you Sally & cheers too my friend~
The view from that cabin…almost looks like you are on a boat. Fabulous.
That is exactly what it felt like. It felt like the little cabin at the edge of the sea. At high tide you couldn’t see ground from the window. Loved it!
You have found and shared a great place to “get away from it all,” or, at least almost all of it. Have to save just the right balance for comfortable survival with company one is dedicated to keep.
Yes, it was a perfect little cabin at the edge of the sea and I am lucky to have Jim to share it with.
Oh Cindy! This is incredible! What a beautiful adventure and such a darling cabin! The view from the bed is incredible!!!
It felt like sleeping in a boathouse. The tide would come up and be right on my side of the bed. It was lovely~
Like a bed on the waves!
A fantastic place to get away from modern city. I love the big glass window for good view out side the cabin. I think it good to try living in a small space too.
It was perfect for the locale. It felt like our own little pinprick of light and warmth in the vast dark wilderness. And it gets pitch dark at night when the stars are obscured by clouds.
what a wonderful find….. breathe some of that fresh air in for me… great pictures
It is good for our psyches to be exposed to positive imagery. Our visual centers process it before our mind is actually aware. Conversely it is bad for us to be exposed to excessively negative imagery which we all are everytime we tune in to mass media.
Looks wonderful, Cindy. I would write up there without a problem 🙂
You would have much time for contemplation and inspiration like Thoreau~
Some great pictures. Enjoy your stay. 🙂
You would find so much inspiration, like Thoreau~
Those harbor seals are so darn cute!
Just viewing these images gives me a sense of spaciousness and tranquility! However, with the company around you, I can’t imagine that being out there would be lonely at all. Savor all the moments you have there Cindy! <3
I find tranquility in nature too Lynn and among the wild ones as I know you do. Hope all is going well with you my friend~
I keep coming back to Canada. I <3 the Canadian wilderness~
So kind and so appreciated~
Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of a part of my own country I haven’t been to. 🙂
Lucky ducky Canadians! I love your country, obviously, since I come back each year!
Yes I see. You are a great representative with your photos. 🙂
Canada is kinda an unfair advantage for photographers!
US has better shopping, lol. 🙂
You must be having a wonderful time. Happy for you. Gorgeous photos as usual. Jealous 🙂
You are Canadian and travel as much as I do, you can’t be jealous of me knocking around in your woods!
You can’t be jealous, I’m in your gorgeous country! Maybe your just homesick since you travel probably even more than I do! Canada could be calling you!
I’m in Canada – Vancouver. I’d like to be where you are watching the bears 🙂
We leave Oct 31 for Yucatan, Cuba, Central America.
Sounds divine. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences. Jim is trying to get me to go on this last minute deal to Costa Rica, Chile and Peru. He is always getting me to go on last minute deals, but this time I am resisting. We’ll see how long I can hold out…..I don’t want to fly over the holidays.
The view from the bedroom is to die for – are you in heaven or what? I can just imagine how peaceful it is.
It is the silent inlet sea that is sophorific, especially at night, sheltered more than the main ocean.
Incredible trip, gorgeous photos, and I love that cabin on the water! But then, Canada is so beautiful!
Thanks much! Canada presents a most unfair advantage for photographers! 😉
For sure, but you’re still a good photographer! Italy also presents unfair advantages and I STILL manage to take bad photos, lol!
Laughing, we all manage to do that! Happy weekend Sheila~
What a superb find!
Yes, small, private, and the epitome of ‘away from it all.’
Great photos of an idyllic spot
Thank you Derrick. Not everyone would like it, thank God!!
I am so jealous. Stunning place.
Seeing wildlife in such a pristine place is an experience of a lifetime. It can be visited for a day by boat too, but only one outfit does this.
Awww the wildlife there looks so adorable!!!! Looks like an awesome getaway!!!!! Hugz Lisa and Bear
I love wild animal eyes. They look so civilized!
Magnificent, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
Thank you more for appreciating and cheers to you Suzanne!
Absolutely super. Just love it! Thanks Cindy.
I am so glad you do my friend, not everyone would!
I. want. to. be. there! (one day, maybe…) RH
Oh wonderful. I want to see and hear your impressions!
Amazingly beautiful Cindyl– feels like you’re at the end of the earth…
Like Eden, unspoiled by the hand of man~
It did look so bountiful and beautiful Cindy! xo
It was! Cheers to you Rhonda and have a wonderful weekend~
Heavenly! What a view from the window… Love it. <3 🙂
It was magical, especially at high tide, when I felt it felt like we were floating on the inlet in our own tiny private little place.
this is absolutely magnificent…your photos definitely do the scenery justice 🙂 <3 the cabin and the seaplane and everything 🙂
Thank you. The guy who runs the place grew up nearby, off the grid and home schooled, no roads, no people, winters must have been challenging. Can you imagine the creative sort of lives some people manage to live! I admire them and want to be a bit like them. Cheers to a non-standard life!
Oh I so agree…always wished I’d had the courage to live this lifestyle 🙂
I suspected you would. It is nice to be understood. <3
A place where you want to stay.
The guy that runs the place grew up here off the grid, year round. Must have been an incredible childhood.
So very beautiful Cindy!!!
Thank you. We live among so much beauty. Cheers to you my friend~
You’re welcome. So true! 🙂
I hear you. Many people would dislike this experience. It makes me grateful that you are not one of them. <3
A whole new meaning to a ‘hide’ Fancy having such a view from the bed
Yes! Laughing. I still think of that peaceful and incredible view!
I liked this earlier and had three of my four children,my husband, and my mom talking to me. But your pictures needed time to stare at, imagine I am there relaxing, reading a book, waiting for that beautiful morning to wake up and look outside, and then go exploring. Except for the bear, I would love to see them, but I would be nervous! I really enjoyed this! :)) Jen
What a lovely comment. Thank you! I am glad you feel about this little cabin as I do and imagine yourself there. Sometimes the best things do come in the smallest packages!
The little cabin right on the water, with the trees, and wildlife…ahhh … wonderful! 🙂
I love my blogging friends. They understand me! <3
Lovely as always, Cindy. I’d have no problem hanging out in that cabin for a week— or a month. 🙂 –Curt
You and I are birds of a feather Curt. I would love a longer stay too~
Fabulous – how did you manage to find this place?
I research and plan trips online. I love doing it. It’s fun and imagination inspiring, plus there is the anticipation of the next adventure!
We’ve been mulling this area over for a visit – never thought of searching for a place you could fly into….well, there was that one isolate cliff side community in CA…flying in like many apparently do would have been better than that road.
Are you talking about Big Sur and that amazing road down through Fort Leggett? That is spectacular scenery. I do hope you go and stay in Knight Inlet. You have several options for staying. Let me know if I can assist if you start to plan~
What a beautiful place to be and experoemce all the wonderful nature that surrounds you Art and Jolene
Hi there you two! How wonderful to hear from you whilst I am in Canada. I keep seeing Barton businesses and wonder if I am related, since learning from you there are lots of familial Bartons in Canada. No wonder I love it so! Hope you both are well and love hearing from you. Thank you for dropping by! Give my best to Wendy~ <3
Wow, Cindy, so this is the place…and yes, it is amazing. What an experience this must have been and this post and your amazing photos ~ such diversity of wildlife ~ just empowers me more to visit this area one day. Beautiful!
Looking very much forward to traveling virtually with you Randall when you go!
Danke für die herrlichen Fotos. Schön, wenn du das erleben kannst. Viele Grüße aus den Alpen! Ernestus.
Vielen Dank fur die Art Wertschatzung. Bitte wahlen Sie die schonen Alpen, dass ich sie vermissen! <3
Wow stunning place as always
thank you so much Cindy for letting us discovering beautiful places and animals via your blog
Thank you my friend for coming along with me. It makes the experience better~
oh very welcome Cindy
Visa versa 2UX2!
Beautiful – I envy you, except for having bears next door!
Many thanks. I envy living in two of my favorite places, Zambia & Vienna. What marvelous experiences you are having~
Looks like Eden to me! What a fabulous place to get away to – I could spend hours just enjoying the water and the critters.
That is exactly what I did! Great minds……. 😉 Happy Friday!
Such a charming cabin 🙂 Happy Friday, Cindy!
Same to you Christy & cheers to you~ <3
Omg. The pics are absolutely fabulous, Cindy! First rate. 😊
Honored & humbled. Thank you Kev!
WOW, WOW and more WOW……absolutely Amazing!!!
I love my blogging friends! Thank you & cheers~ <3
little cabin and amazing wildlife 🙂
Perfect equation for me~ 🐻
yes – i can see that 🙂
Perfect equation for me~
Sono così felice che tu sia piaciuto e applausi a voi!
Awesome, Cindy <3
Grazie mille~ <3
Stunning. I could sing here without disturbing the neighbours 😊
I know a woman who sings arias to the whales and claims it brings them to her. 🐳 🐳
So beautiful, thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you more for your thoughtful appreciation~ 3
That inlet and adorable little cabin just look heavenly! Beautiful wildlife pics, Cindy! 🌞
We both love our wild places! Cheers to you my friend~
Looks like paradise to me… at least for a while!
Exactly. It would be too remote for me to live there ongoing although the idea is intriguing~
I love your cabin. I watched Alaska shows on HGTV, very similar to your experiences. Of course, also, in the same neighborhood. The wildlife is fascinating. Do you have protective landscaping and bear doors? Have you ever had any encounters with wolves or bears? Most in Alaska have guns for protection. Even though it is sad to kill wildlife, it they are charging you, what else can you do? The views are stunning. What a refreshing vacation spot.
This was a vacation spot for me to stay temporarily. The cabin was on a small island and there were no grizzlies on the island so it was perfectly safe. Whenever I am in bear country each person I am with carries bear spray. I follow safe bear country viewing guidelines to minimize risk ie., hike only in groups, carry no food, only water, carry bear spray, and make loud noises as you hike or move about. I sing loudly. I also closely observe all wild animal body language the same way I did with people doing psychotherapy, signs of anxiety, hostility, and I am out of there. I respect wild creatures space too. And give them lots of it until I know it is safe to proceed.
Home at The Holler, which is rural, we have a huge population of coyotes, rattlesnakes, and free range bulls. I wear rattlesnake boots outside and never hike at home without bear spray.
All these things work to minimize risk. I am far more likely to be harmed by humans than any wild creature. We all are at more risk from our fellow humans.
I am so impressed by your knowledge and your exciting travels. Forever grateful to virtually tour with you.
Traveling is more fun with you along~ <3
Beautiful post. Your pictures are so very precious. Amazing!
You are very kind! Your photographs are wonderful also, so visa versa 2U!
Thanks so much! Best wishes.
Beautiful neighbours you’ve got there!
Wild animals really do make the best neighbors~
This trip is spectacular and a lovely place to visit. I certainly loved the photographs shared here, Cindy! The grizzlies are such fantastic creatures, where you see every hair on them and their eyes show intelligence.
Their eyes have so much going on. I love to look in them. Intelligent, curious and not the constant killing machines of popular lore. They enjoy their spas days just like us!
incredibly beautiful photo essay!
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Nature at its best!
I tried to leave a comment on your reblog Rob, but couldn’t find where to do so. You are a talented, thoughtful and brave person Rob and I admire you. On top of this. your blog is helping lots of people. Live long my friend and prosper~ 🖖 🖖
I shut down comments on the re-blog so that people would have to go to your blog.
Thank you for leaving such a kind comment.
This is exactly what I mean about you. This is a very perceptive and thougthful thing to do. I am impressed by you~ <3
I just love your photographs Cindy, they transport me into a different and magical world, thank you!
People like you make blogging so wonderful! <3
Thank you Khaya & cheers to you! <3
Gorgeous! I love the animals, and they sure need all that wonderful nature to live in.
Thank goodness they have it, although I was chagrined to learn that 75% of Canada’s old growth trees have been harvested~
We can thank MacMillan Bloedel Limited for that unfortunate situation. We are trying to preserve, but it seems indu$try wins out. Although, they are having a hard time moving all that tar sands oil around! NIMBY is winning here.
Grrrr. Those old growth trees are treasures. I love Nimbyites, as of course, I would. The parcel next to The Holler was scheduled for a housing development. I did what I could to pester the owners (I can be a pest) to no avail, but then the state stepped in, bought the land from the owner, and turned all 1200 acres into a permanent nature conservancy. Now I have to focus on the remaining 1200 or so acres. If we agree to keep Justin Bieber, will you take Donald Trump???????
You may want to read “The Hidden Life of Trees” by PetervWohlleben. Let me substitute the first three words with “Many should.”
I do want to read it. I have been reading reviews of it. Thank you for the prompt~
You had me at “cabin in the woods.” So wanting to visit this little haven!
It is a special experience and I hope you do! I bet you will. You strike me as a person who will. <3
Have you heard the touristy tag line? British Columbia, ‘Naturally beautiful’….who ever thought of that was no rocket scientist. Isn’t it just stunning? I’ve not been to Campbell River myself, but I’m happy to see it through your lens. I’m certain there are equally pristine and breathtaking scene’s around the world, yet I’m a wee bit partial 😉 I looks like you could canoe right into bed from that vantage point !! A-mazing. I can almost smell the wonderful forest from here. Man, I love the smell of a forest. That cottage could charm your woolen socks off too ! Do the sealions wake you with their chatter? I must say, a bit cuter than a crow (sorry farmlife lovers out there) x K
No sea lions waking us although that does happen on the central California coast. It silent and still at night. And yes, I agree with you, our planet is incredibly beautiful all over the world. We need to try and take better care of it before it is too late~
Such beautiful photos! You’ve captured it all so beautifully!
Lovely of you to say and so appreciated~ <3
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That’s one TINY cabin, Cuz. The pics of the wildlife and scenery are great though. Where are you going after this ? 🙂
Yes it is tiny! You have to love your spouse to enjoy staying here. Thankfully, I do~
Cindy, you get to the most interesting places, such as this cabin in the woods. What lovely photos you’ve shared. Thank you. Now I go back to gawk at them again!
I love blogging because it connects me with exceptional people like you~ <3
Ah, you’re so kind.
Visa versa 2UX2! <3
So very beautiful!
Thank you. Takes beauty to see beauty. <3
Beautiful places you visit! Thank you for taking us along!
Traveling is a richer experience when shared with friends like you Lavinia~ <3
A lovely cabin in the woods! Super spectacular. We wouldn’t mind living here as long as there’s Internet and we have a steady source of income. 🙂
I don’t think living here long term would be ideal and worst of all, there is no internet!
Oh my gosh, stunning. Thank you for featuring this stunning sanctuary.
It takes a special person to like a place like this. Most would say, “Oh it is too small, too out of the way, there is no shopping, or restaurants….”
Even I say, “I love it, but not permanently, there is no wifi!”
It looks like a heavenly place to visit. It’s really well done how they did it. A small cabin is all you need in a situation like that, it brings you close to nature.
The wolf…m in love already
Smiling! Good! I’m glad~
So gorgeous outlook
It was and I am happy you like it!
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wonderful…so beautiful and all the free critters also so wonderful to see…love this space…
It was very special and I am glad you see this! Cheers to you!
What a fabulous getaway and such beautiful photos of the wildlife. It must have been a very special trip.
Thank you! It would certainly not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it was mine~
Cindy, you do find the most amazing places. Thanks for sharing these images.
It’s good to really escape the modern world and all it’s discontents~
And its discontented. 🙂
Marvelous post, Cindy. The photos are outstanding, take a bow! 🙂
It is a delight to share with someone like you. Thank you & cheers too~
Oh. My. I really must do this.
I hope you do and blog about it too!
What a view to wake up to! Will be sharing the pix with T. He’ll love ’em.
I hope he does and tell him happy Saturday from me! <3
Oh, it’s a happy Saturday at a bday party. =)
That is happy! Enjoy~
Absolutely gorgeous!!! How relaxing would that have been!?! 🙂
It was pretty amazing!
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I could wake up there every morning… so beautifully peaceful!
Thank you for your thoughtful reblog! I am with you. I am already thinking about going back!
What a beautiful place. It looks simply stunning. I wouldn’t want to get too close to the grizzly bears, though. 🙂
It is always wise to give wild grizzlies all the space they need!
A perfect cabin! Love it!
Not everyone would like this, so I appreciate that you do!
La vie est un poème vécu au jour le jour
Avec ses joies, ses échecs, ses tristesses
Ses amours et ses détresses
Il faut savoir garder l’espoir
Réussir ses combats contre la maladie ,ses désillusions ect ….
Etre solidaire entre amis (ies)
Avoir du cœur c’est comme si on avait envie de tout partager
N’oublie pas que la vie est un poème vécu au jour le jour
Alors vit ,,,,,ce poème, ce petit écris je le partage avec toi
Bonne soirée?, beau partage CINDY avec ces otaries ours et coin de nature jolie
Stunning views and your cabin looks like a little slice of heaven.
Aw, thanks Steph! It was a very special experience~
My pleasure. Have a great day Cindy!🙂