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Rainy Days

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Well this is the first real time I’ve had to contend with the weather. If anyone has ever talked to me for a while has heard my soapbox. For those of you who haven’t here it is…. “ I would love to have a job that I could be that wrong, that often and still keep my job.” This is what I say about meteorologist.

I camped two nights ago (Thursday 24th Sep 2015) because the forecast was for 0% chance of rain until almost 3pm on Friday afternoon. So I figured that I could get an early start and still get in 40 or more miles before it started raining. Well you guessed it, it rained overnight while I was in the tent. So yesterday I stuck around in the tent for a while trying to figure out what I was going to do. I decided that I would try to make the mileage and get a hotel room. I am headed toward the Outer Banks in North Carolina.  

Once the rain let up enough to pack I put away everything. I did pretty well in the fact that the only real wet items were the tent and tarp for underneath it, and my clothes that I had hanging out to dry. So I bungeed the tent and tarp to the top of the trailer. I put on my wet clothes and set out. Once I got to the main road and saw how the conditions were I changed my mind. I turned around and headed back into Suffolk, VA. I stopped and ate lunch then found a hotel here in Suffolk.

So now I am taking today off. I’ve done laundry and I’m drying out the tent. I’ve even washed my sleeping bag. It is currently pouring outside and is forecasted to keep up (if you believe that). There are coastal flood warnings for the Outer Banks. So what am I going to do? It is actually forecasted to rain most of next week. Since the flood warnings go until Sunday Afternoon I think that I’ll stick around the hotel on Sunday and leave on Monday morning. I may still have to brave the rain but I will be looking for indoor accommodations during this next week. Wish me luck this week.