Day 8: 29 km Lantzville to Parksville (Total:7987)
Trip Start Jun 19, 2009
10Trip End Jul 05, 2009
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I haven't trailer camped since I was a kid, and completely forgot how complicated it is to: 1. travel with kids (!) and 2. pack a trailer. My gear all fits in a 30 litre backpack that weighs less than 25lbs (when properly packed) but 4 people, including two kids need a GREAT deal more, lol.
At about 3 - just as it started raining (of course) we were packed and hit the road. The plan was to stay at Coombs Country Campground with a bunch of friends, but the rain put a hold on that plan
Shortly before full dark I staggered... um, I mean walked... outside and hung my hammock form my first "not in my back yard" hang (Hey, it wasn't MY yard, and it wasn't the back yard! It was in the FRONT yard, lol). Took me a while to get it centered but finally I was happy with it. Just a small piece of advice... don't try setting up a new suspension system in the dark, under the influence, unless you want to spend enough time doing it that the group sends someone out to make sure you haven't died, lol.