Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day 28, Sunday, November 27, 2016, Matagorda Bay Nature Park, TX, Day 8

The Star Party
Sunday, November 27, 2016, Matagorda Bay Nature Park, TX, Day 8, 0 Miles, 2,105.1 Miles For the Trip

I'm back in the park in site 26, and will be here for the week. For those interested, by the time I made a pot of coffee, I was down 35 amp hours this morning. I made part of it up with solar by 10:00 when I moved to my site in the park. By mid afternoon, the combination of the converter plugged into shore power & the solar panels had the batteries back to full.

I took a couple of photos of last night's Star Party. The bright star is actually a planet - Venus. Even though I had the D700's ISO set at 3000, I had to wait until a passing vehicle spilled some light into the area. I tried a few hand held, but the exposures were over one second, so I finally got out a tripod. Another photo of the star party & my site for the week is at today's LakeshoreImages page.

The campground really emptied out today. While one more fiberglass trailer arrived (an Escape 21) most of the rest of the sites emptied. I decided it would be a good time to do a load of laundry. They have home type Kenmore front loading machines - you pay on the honor system at the office (just as you do for ice). I'm not sure if I overloaded the machine or what, but it decided to do the rinse cycle for over an hour. It would stop with an 1E error, which is restricted water input? In any case, after trying to restart the machine with no success, I split the load in the two other machines and finished the wash. No problems with the dryers. I'm glad the place is empty. There were lines at the laundry room for the last 3 days.

After folding & putting the laundry away, making the bed, and cooking & eating dinner (a Bubba Burger & Bush Beans), I headed to the showers. It is now time to relax and read the Syracuse Sunday paper on line!

Until Tomorrow -

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