Saturday, July 13, 2013

Laundry Day

Machias Laundry

Day 32, July 12, Shady Oaks Campground - Orland, ME - 97.7 Miles, 3005.8 For the Trip

A much more pleasant drive today, mostly on US 1. I did forget to mention that I had my closest view of an eagle yesterday while driving. A couple of crows were chasing one & it flew across the front of the RAV4 about 20' away. Not something I could take a photograph of, but impressive!

I stopped in Machias to do laundry. While the campground I was heading for has a laundry, there are larger machines in towns, and they are usually less expensive. Except for the traffic on US 1, I would have enjoyed camping in my parking spot at the laundry. A little waterfall & pond just outside the trailer.

I had made a reservation at the Shady Oaks Campground since it was a Friday night during what is starting to be prime season. A very pretty, well kept up campground except for the electrical outlets. I'm in site 17A, and the 15 amp receptacle is so worn that getting a good connection is difficult. In fact, my Progressive surge protector kept shutting down the trailer because of low voltage. I checked the outlet & it was at 114V, however in the trailer with a 10 amp load it was down to 104V. Wiggling the plug got it back up, but it was so loose that a little movement caused the problem again. I finally used the Progressive's bypass switch.

Another day with little in the way of photographs. Dinner was the rest of the hot sausage with spaghetti & a salad.

Until tomorrow -

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