We woke up at 6 with only a little sleep and found the entire tent soaked with dew and condensation. There’s nothing quite like waking up early and folding up a soaking wet tent. But we made it work and set out to reorganize the car.
My goal for repacking the car was to eliminate the need for the rain bag on the roof. It was no fun trying to get things out of it when it was wet, so I repacked everything in the back of the car and we put the dogs in the back seat. (We definitely overpacked…) We both hit the showers and left only 30 min behind schedule.
On our way out we stopped at Whole Foods to get lunch meat for sandwiches on the ferry, then the race was on! We had to be at the ferry terminal by 12:30 to catch the 1:00 ferry.
With about 30 min. to go we were right on schedule. Sandra decided to read the description of our next campground and calculate when we had to leave in the morning to catch the next ferry… go figure 6 am.
But wait, something else in the campground description… the gates are locked from 8 p.m. to 8 am. LOCKED! as in you can’t get in or out.
Time to make a plan B, we bailed on the ferry and headed for Wilmington, North Carolina instead. Now we needed to find a hotel and it had to take dogs. Thank goodness for the iPhone and the lack of 3G coverage… at least we could get an Edge connection (the equivalent of dial-up).