The first night's sleep in the makeshift shelter I had to construct, and then I cycled from Twin Harbours to Bruceport County Campground.
The night in the shelter
I slept well, and it didn’t rain during the night. Probably just as well, as the temporary shelter I constructed due to the pole failures would be about as waterproof as a sieve!
During the night, I realised that the tent was now finished. Whilst it might be possible to get poles shipped out to me, I simply didn't have the time to wait for them. The only real option was to just carry on along the cycling route, and then buy another tent from a store when I found one.
Welcome to the D-Ment
So, I decided until that happened, I might as well give my new sleeping system a name. The full title was Dave's Makeshift Tent… or the D-Ment for short! So, if you see the D-Ment mentioned in future blog posts, you'll know what it means.
Sleeping in the D-Ment was no different than sleeping in a regular tent. Well, it was a little more coffin like I suppose. Packing it away was relatively easy, and it was on with the day's cycling.
Cycling to Bruceport
There were more easy roads, with a tailwind helping along for good measure. I called it a day at Bruceport County campground, which had 10 dollar hiker/biker sites good showers (in which I did my laundry), and a covered area with electricity where I recharged all my gear.
The D-Ment went up easily, and I forgot to mention that I purchased an additional tarp to use as a ground sheet.
The big test for the D-Ment will of course be when it rains, but I’m not particularly praying for that event to happen!
At the campground, two Canadian cyclists who I met briefly at the last camp ground showed up, who are cycling to Mexico. Looks like we will be leapfrogging each other for a few more days yet. Tomorrow should be my last day in Washington State before I enter Oregon.
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