RV SUMMER TOUR 2007: Jekyll Island, GA: Gavin Butler, Back on the Bus, Reporting in for Duty
Posted Thursday 31 May 2007
Words and pictures by Gavin Butler
I jumped back on the bus a few days ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Miguel did the pick up as we moved a couple of hours up the coast to Jekyll Island to visit Ben and friends on the scenic South Georgia coast. No wind at all, unfortunately, but a beautiful area to ride as we based ourselves at the nearby mosquito-infested campground 5 miles north of the riding spot.
The beach here is fantastic with a long sandbar pushing up hundreds of kickers along its edges. If there were wind of any type it would have been perfect for riding and shooting. The weather gods weren't in our favor as we tried to do some landboarding on the low tide hard sand with the Bularoo. It was fun to hang out and enjoy the hospitality for a couple of days, but with the Triple-S looming closer, we are about to pull out and head northward through Charleston and up to Hatteras.
It's nice to see the ol' whale again (the RV). It had been a few weeks but it was looking better with the excess awning removed, the gas cover replaced, and fresh layers of mylar tape sealing up the various compartments on the sides of the bus. I'm not sure about the mylar tape though. I mean, it looks okay, but for all the life-saving actions of duct tape over the past few months, it feels a little harsh to relegate it to the back benches. We'll see. I will be keeping a roll of duct tape nearby, though, at least until the mylar tape can prove a long-term hold in a minimum of 3 different weather conditions.
I think Miguel was reasonably happy about asking how to turn on the hot water. For the last 3 weeks, the poor guy has been cold showering it along the remaining few thousand miles of highway 10. Also ... my pair of shoes that I left on the bus in San Fran last month? The pair that Slawek hung over the side view mirrors? Well, somehow they stayed like that from San Fran all the way to Jekyll Island. A mere 7000 miles or more across the country. Well, those babies are RIP'ing.
More random stuff time next unless we have wind ... from the road more traveled.
- Gavin Butler
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