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We stand in her kitchen and I water pumped from the well. realize that writing about Prevost without gushing will be difficult. Marjorie’s husband Harry Through the windows stand tall boasted it held enough to fir and red arbutus, and on the douse any fire on the island. rocks by the water’s edge, Opposite below: Marjorie framed by two blue junipers, a and a guest enjoy a soak in heron waits, monk-like, for fish. her salt water hot tub. To the left is a guest cabin tucked between a perennial garden and a pond. To the right is a hot tub at water’s edge, and past that, a path meanders through a forest. Rocks wear lichen so thick and soft you can plunge your hand into it wrist deep. At the end of the path, on a rocky point, two blue Adirondack chairs offer a view of Captain Passage, Saltspring and the tip of Galiano. Marjorie looks over at a sailboat negotiating the reef markers her husband placed and sighs. “You have no idea how many boats we pull off that reef. Three or four a year.” Marjorie walks through the almost two-thousand-squarefoot home she designed and built, and talks about what it is like to live off the grid. “I don’t even think about it anymore,” she laughs. It helps that she can afford state-ofthe-art systems. A $25,000 solar system supplies enough power to run the refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave,

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