Waking up dry makes Alison a happy camper.
Today started with the drying of our mattress and sheets. Turns out, our little teardrop wasn’t quite ready for 8 straight hours of oceanside rain!
This evening we arrived safe and sound (although a bit wet) on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Graves Island Provincial Park to be exact.
It seems our months of research and planning paid off — the maiden voyage was a success! We missed little Zorro, but Fletcher had a wonderful time. Turns out, he loves camping.
Aside from the bugs and some rainy weather, everything was perfect. Best of all, the little teardrop bed is dreamy!
Here are the vital stats:
- large two-burner camp stove (each burner puts out 30,000 BTUs)
- portable propane-powered camp fire (for areas with open fire bans)
- 11 pound propane tank to power them
- 400Wh (33Ah) portable battery with a 300W pure sine wave inverter
- large marine-grade deep cycle battery to power trailer lights and fans
- 100 watts of suitcase solar panel action to charge those batteries
- 20 gallons of delicious, life-giving water storage
- 50 quart, roto-molded, bear-proof cooler that can keep ice for 10 days!
- Foot pump-powered shower & shower tent
- 10 x 10 tent room extension for a luxurious, bug-free living area
- and oh so much more…
On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we took Frank’s advice and kept going after reaching the always lovely (and popular!) Warren transfer station. We encountered some fairly gnarly roads, a couple of low creek crossings, saw several great potential camp spots, and enjoyed an incredibly beautiful lake.
Drink ‘er in, folks. It’s a 700 lbs. bed on wheels covered in aluminum. Excited!