John is a Jack-of-all-trades. He's built or remodeled four float cabins on Powell Lake in Coastal British Columbia, including mine. Now he's working on Cabin Number 5. I had the opportunity to follow along as he lashed huge cedar logs to build the floating foundation, form the supporting deck, and frame his new cabin wall by wall. From start to lockup, you can follow along each step of the way. When the series 'Coastal British Columbia Stories' began, I only envisioned one book, 'Up the Lake.' Following John around as he built float cabins and explored the remote backcountry, the series expanded to nine books (as of 2012), with more on the horizon. John is back, and this time he's building what he says will be his last cabin. There's nothing like following British Columbia's premier aquatic engineer as he tackles a project, so stand back and enjoy!
About the Author
From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz was Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California. The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. For the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. The author resides in a floating cabin on Canada's Powell Lake in all seasons, and occasionally in a city-folk condo in Bellingham, Washington. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction.
Born and raised in upstate New York, sunshine and the University of Southern California drew me west. My Air Force service was followed by 20 years as a C-130 aircraft maintenance officer with the California Air National Guard. From 1980-2005 I was Chairman of the Department of Aeronautics at Mt. San Antonio College and led the college's Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the US seven times. Meanwhile, I continued to accrue flying time as a FAA certified flight instructor, logging 7000 hours. I now reside in a floating cabin on Powell Lake in British Columbia and a city-folk condo in Bellingham, WA.
I am an outdoors kind of guy. You will find me most often at my floating cabin on Powell Lake boating, hiking, fishing, reading or writing. I use my quad to explore the back country. I enjoy touring inlets and bays along the BC coast in my 30-foot Bayliner, as well as flying to remote destinations in my Piper Arrow.
My book series entitled 'Coastal British Columbia Stories' highlights the people, places, and off-the-grid adventures in a region where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. As for writing, non-fiction is my main contribution to the writing world, but science fiction is my passion.