I stayed at Jeff Busby campground last night. It didn’t freeze like I expected, but plenty of condensation on the inside of the tent fly thanks to my exothermic temperament.
I spent some of the morning drying my boots some more and wondering if I should head straight South of keep on the Natchez.
I could motivate myself to leave the sleeping bag earlier than 8am if the weather was about ten degrees warmer at night. I’m just getting anxious with being about three hundred miles from New Orleans and the idea of being off the bike for more than a day.
The desire is to stay here another day since it’s free, but my batteries are low and I need to find a place to recharge them to keep my phone going; and the real reason, tomorrow I’d still be 300 miles from my destination.
Although the dynamo on the bike is good to generate electricity, it needs assistance from time to time. I mailed back the solar panel since I had no plans of sitting around in one place until New Orleans.
I decided to take a day off and relax. It’s free camping here and I’ve got enough food for a few days. If I get off the Natchez Trace and head South I’m less than 300 miles away from my first waypoint.
I’ve seen a few cats around camp today. It seems they’re living in the drainage culverts, part of the time, anyway.
I unpacked everything this afternoon, adjusted the rear fender on the bike, cleaned off some mud, aired out some clothes…
I am carrying a heck of a lot of colorful junk!!
Time to repack and strip, service, and rebuild the stove so I can eat Mac and cheese tonight with flax seed.