Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Campy Stories-Site 36E

Site 36E-view of Bay
Now that we own an RV, named "HaRvey", our worthy trailer took it's first voyage this past weekend at Perrot State Park. We chose the most sought after site by other RV'ers-site 36E.

We didn't have to battle anyone else for the opportunity to have site 36, which happens to be the only camp site on the edge of the bay and the convenience of electricity.

This site is pretty much reserved for the entire camping  season on weekends. It has a long drive of about 50 feet, the angle for the road is a bit challenging for backing up but doable. I think we just need more practice. The center of the drive was also extremely level. It's far enough away from bathhouse and vault toliet to make it peaceful place.

View across Bay-center white dot "HaRvey"
Keep in mind there is year round camping for walkins. Typically the electricity and bathhouse by the host site opens up as weather permits mid April. The dump site was also open, but to fill with fresh water you need to go to the shop.

Our early season adventure had many pluses as well. No Bugs. Plus the sites were littered with down and dead wood, making for plenty of firewood. No worries about flooding at Perrot, the campground is well above the flood stage.

There were several other campers out as well. With little greenery between the sites we still felt we had plenty of privacy. The lack of leaves afforded us better views of the sunset, night skies and we could see the critters around us scurrying about.

Fish Kills at Refuge
One thing we were amazed at was the activity on the bay, from ducks and snowy egrets, to day and night time fisherman. Kinda eerie to see the bright lights of a slow moving vessels hovering over the bay in the darkness of night. Thought we might have visitors of an extraterrestrial kind.

We enjoy several hikes in the park and at the Wildlife Refuge. The winter ice caused a large fish kill and the path was littered with fish heads, presumably left by scavengers or those extraterrestrial visitors.

The pelicans were passing through and we saw large flocks of them passing overhead.

So our first adventure was a success. We were well prepared for our new toys with a 4 hour orientation by the Pettibone RV folks and even enjoyed a welcome bucket of s'mores.

Note to self-Remember to bring pillows.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your first outing and what a success it was if you only forgot to bring pillows. How lucky to get the most coveted site - that is a lovely view and I can see why many want it. I'm so looking forward to meeting HaRvey when we return.