I'm writing this on Friday morning after a somewhat stormy night. I, apparently, slept through most of it. Emerging from our tin cocoon this morning, I note that there is a veritable flood right in front of Towed Haul which will no doubt challenge us, once again, while trying to get off the site. We've seen a whole lot of rain this year, that's for certain.
But what happened on Thursday? Nothing really. The weather stayed fine right up until 8pm, so that was a third good day, and we sat outside taking the air and reading for a lot of the time. Mrs. Toad took a while to surface as she was feeling a little below par, but exposure to the fine Fall air seemed to perk her up a bit.
It seems that people like to make a long weekend by arriving here on a Thursday; the campground pretty much doubled its occupancy yesterday. They're not all old codgers, either, so I'd imagine there's a bit of time off work being taken. I'm just jealous, really, because neither Mrs. Toad or I had jobs that we could take ad-hoc days off. Still that's not a concern any more.
It's been a real kick-back session again, with the Toadmobile inactive the whole time; even the towing mirrors never came off. It was the same at Science Hill, but there the weather kept us in. This time it was entirely voluntary. I did have a stride around the Park's south campground to eyeball which sites might be suitable for future visits. I was wistfully thinking of those campgrounds I see on the Internet with concrete or asphalt pads (along with full facilities) as I browsed the sloping, grass and mud bays that pass for sites in the park. But then I put it in context and thought that camping in a wood, even a muddy and sloping wood, was better than camping in a parking lot. Well, for most of the time. A nice, flat and non-muddy site with all mod. cons. would be nice once in a while.
So, back to Friday morning and the challenge posed by the crappy weather. We'll load up, hitch up and hope to drag Towed Haul off the site without too much difficulty. If it's raining well so be it, although I perhaps should have thought to bring my wellies. The weather is set to worsen, so I guess we should get going soon.
I'll update once we're home.
Mr Toad - Airstreamer
The Old Blog