Saturday, July 17, 2021

Eastward, Ho! Days 41-42: Lazy Day at the Twin Knobs Campground

 Friday, July 16

Drove to Cave Run Lake area in the Daniel Boone National Forest.  

Saturday, July 17

Pretty lazy day today, still tired from the driving yesterday even though it really wasn't a long distance, perhaps a little bit of road weariness?

We set up camp yesterday afternoon in the H Loop of the Twin Knobs Campground.

The site had power but no water or sewer, which was fine as I'd filled up the fresh water tank before departing the last campground.

It would rain, on and off, sometimes pretty hard, throughout most of today.  I did manage a quick ride on Yagi, my Yamaha TW200 Dual Sport to let her get some exercise.  I checked out the rest of the campground and came upon this view at the Tent Group Site which was empty.

The beach/swim area for the campground was closed due to flooding which was a bummer.  Although the mostly overcast skies would keep the sun's heat from beating down on us, the humidity level remained high.

Here's a pic of the camp site: (H10)

Early afternoon I believe, Martha and I took the Sammy over to the Tent Group spot to try sitting in camp chairs on the dock:

We didn't stay long due to the sauna-like conditions at that spot at that time of the day.

Back at camp, we relaxed and just took it easy as we've got a driving day ahead of us tomorrow.

I did spot what appeared to be a moth, slowly crawling along the side of the water can:

You can see the head of the "caterpillar" and what appears to be its cocoon?  I thought at first it had emerged from the body of a dead moth or something but decided it was a cocoon.  Weird.

The evening was spent tending a fire in a firepit that was so choked with previous ashes and dirt that it proved difficult to keep the fire going.  Still, it was something mindless to do, as we enjoyed our last evening in Kentucky.  We'll be in West Virginia tomorrow as we slowly make our way east to Williamsburg, VA.


Alan said...

Oh, you're in some of my old territory - I grew up about 20 miles east of there. I remember when they built that dam.
It's a great area. Cave Run is a federal project, so it's not built up tourist-y like a lot of other KY lakes. It's crowded weekends, you can chill weekdays.
If you're into fishing (I don't know from your history) it's one of the best in the US.
Safe travels, watch out for crazy drivers.

CCjon said...

So did you go swimming to get that shot of Martha on the deck?

redlegsrides said...

Thanks for commenting Alan, pretty area, I'm not into fishing but I could see it being a lot of fun there.

redlegsrides said...

CCjon, did not go swimming, there was another floating dock at the right angle, just had to risk a muddy trail to get there.

RichardM said...

Road weariness. We've found that if we moved too often, it got tiring. One week is good, two to three weeks good, and four weeks is too long.

redlegsrides said...

I like about 7-10 days between displacement works good for me, RichardM. Still, forward progress must be made....Martha has a flight to catch by the end of the month.