Best made plans get rained out sometimes. I spend weeks, months, making plans, routes, reservations, then rain and high winds set in. Plans were to leave yesterday (Monday) for a brief 2 week stint down the coast before setting out for the big 3 month rendezvous with the Northwest/Rockies/Yellowstone, etc. But it is raining really hard, and the wind gusts are up around 45 here. First stop on the coastal meanderings was camping on the Neuse River in Croatan National Forest. Boondocking (no power) in the rain in a place where the main activity is hiking and being outside isn’t much fun, especially in a really small camper. There’s only so much rainy day reading I can do, and no internet. Plus there are high wind warnings on the coast and the Aliner has some concerns in high winds. Part of this trip is to set up high wind protection before going west where the wind blows a lot more. So, here I sit watching the rain and wind from my wonderful perch on the upstairs screened porch, it’s really pouring and blowing, glad I have such a nice view (wish I could take it with me). Thinking to leave later today, coast looks clearer by tomorrow and I’d like to get a few hours head start on the rest of the plans. So I’ll watch the weather, especially the wind, and hope to be rolling out this afternoon.
I’m so ready to get back on the road. See you down the lane,
Lynn and Xena