One benefit of the drought - fewer mosquitos!
I was worried about the number of mosquitos - my last trip to Waldo was sharply curtailed by the swarms of mosquitos at dawn and dusk. Despite the beautiful setting, the great paddling on this crystal clear lake, I couldn't hack the 'skeeters'. The mosquitos were quite light on this trip - so this campground gets a note to reserve after mid-August!
|Campsite with xpen set up for Molly|
Continuing the 'dry-camping' experiments
The learning curve is steep! First, I forgot to top off the fresh water tank, so we ran out of water. This required numerous trips to a campground spigot and a somewhat sloppy transfer to the onboard tanks. Having water inside again was short-lived as the battery gave out - no water pump, no lights, not even enough power to keep the fridge going on propane! So, we really felt like tent campers again. Fortunately, I had brought the big cooler filled with ice (I knew I'd need ice for my creaky knees) - so all the food stayed safely cold. I still don't know why the batter discharged so quickly. I'll have to get it checked - this is just making me want to invest in some solar panels sooner.
|Good sized picnic area, unfortunately on the wrong side of the trailer. Many of the lakeside campsites have HUGE picnic areas between the camp and the lake.|
|Molly - looking a little worried. This trip she had to share the trailer, sleep in the car, and spend a lot of time outside on her sleeping bag. The prima donna prefers a little less roughing it and a few more creature comforts.|