Romina Wendell

Author: Romina Wendell

Simple living and loving it, I steward a hand tended, bike powered piece of land on a remote west coast island. When my hands are not in the soil I make music, take pictures and blog about media and country-living on TLV.
Hall being built

Beyond Its Doors

I live on Cortes Island. I don’t have kids in play school. I don’t have a market stall, nor am part of the pottery guild. I seldom attend dances or dinners at either hall and mainly, for me, Mansons Hall is a place to collect mail, score Thrift Store finds and point visitors to buy market treats and get a… Read more →

Cortes Day

Cortes Day parade

Get in the mood for sun and summer with a flashback to 2017’s Cortes Day. Seeing my community celebrate always brings a big smile to my face. A special shout out is deserved to all the great volunteers who make events like this happen on our island.

Music: Back Eddy and the Procrastinators. More music and info at backeddy.org and follow them on Instagram at backeddytheprocrastinator.
Learn more about Cortes Island and Cortes Day at ourcortes.com

Dream Caravan: Hall of Mirrors Fundraiser


The Dream Caravan troupe fundraised for hall mirrors the best way they can. They put on a show. Zambra, Flamenco, dance theatre, steam punk, with a circus flair for cartwheels, can-cans, dueling skirts and puppetry made for a packed show for a packed house.