So different part of the province means different flora and fauna…I get it. It’s not like Hecla didn’t have spiders and snakes and ticks and bears…….it did have spiders but different spiders. It had snakes but I only ever saw 1 in my site. Ticks yes but not a lot. And bears were not around much cause the only way into Hecla is a long causeway over the marshy lake.
So far here….. 3 snakes, two snapping turtles (laying eggs on the side of the road in the campground), spiders are so big I’ve named them and we hang out…..and the bears. They are present and like roaming the campground. Had one coming into my site a couple weekends ago! That was exciting! I was just sitting out reading my book, I heard a noise and looked up….
There was an adolescent black bear about 30 to 40 feet from me. I stood up and waved my arms over mg head and yelled “GIT BEAR!” And he startled and ran back.
The owners chase the bears and shoot off the bear banger and the 12 gauge to scare them off but they come back. So far harmless but still we all must be bear-smart! They’re hungry cause all this heat and no rain has depleted all the wild berries. There is also a mother and a cub so do NOT ever get in the way of a momma bear and her babies! I thought I was a fierce protective momma!! Woo-wee!
Anyway, we have cut out the hiking cause trails are dry and most are closed to keep the risk of human caused forest fires down!! Also, I don’t want to tempt the bears with two little white furry snacks!
So, are you worried that I don’t like the new site because of these distractions…..NOT a chance!!! I absolutely love the new camp! My site is perfectly shaded from this unbearable (hahaha) heat! There have been days where it’s 37°C out in the clear open sites and my site is only 28-30°! Still quite warm but tolerable! Thank you trees!
Game changers I never realised changed the camping game SO much….
Water hook up
Mini Bar Fridge
Having an electrical hook up has been a real perk! I had a solar panel to change my battery and that has been great for 5 seasons but I’m always aware of the limited power. So lights and fans are used sparingly. Now I have electricity I can use the lights! I can plug in the kettle! I can have a little mini fridge! More on that…
Water hook up!! I have my own water tap! Cold delicious drinkable fresh well water! Makes it so easy to fill my camper water jug right there and not have to lift it out! Water my flowers! Oh yeah, I have flowers!
Part of the COVID rules are that you must be “self contained”! Meaning outhouses are locked so you must have you’re own facilities!! I did not have this option with my little camper so I had to buy a potty. And get a little “hygiene/shower tent”. The “tinkle tent” or “sh*t shelter” as I refer to it! This weekend I’m installing a pallet floor and a shower bag! You learn during a heat wave that sometimes it’s good to wash some stink off!!
And back to the mini bar fridge! Huge difference! I can bring salad and it won’t spoil! Strawberries don’t get fuzzy and rotten after a day!! Some foods just don’t do well no matter how great the cooler is. And there is always a cold beverage waiting for me when I get there!
And I think, I’m not sure, but I think the fur littles are content……
You tell me?
What I’m saying is…..
We are loving this new site. We love the campground. The people are nice and friendly!
We were forced to make a change and it worked out better than I could have ever hoped for!
We are still happy campers!
Hope Summer is treating you well!
Jenn, Daisy & Wheaton 🐾