Saturday, August 16, 2008

Santa Rosa Island Part Two A Tent With A View

Let the tent be struck.
Robert E. Lee

Somehow the literature for the campground on Santa Rosa led me to believe that it was a simple straight line from the pier where the boat dropped us off and we'd be close to the beach. Wrong. One and a half miles of curves and a couple of hills later we landed in a valley. I backpacked in 35 pounds on my back and about 10 pounds of camera equipment on my front. By the time I arrived, I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. I wasn't the only one. There were 4 of us doing the workshop and two had brought equipment with rollers on, thinking the road easy. Ah no it was rocky and sandy. But all of us finally made it, selected two shelters and split into 2 groups, 2 guys and 2 gals. Jackie who was sharing my shelter turned out to be a tent whiz. She had her tent and mine up very quickly. The guys had a bit more trouble due to one of the tents being a complicated rental. But finally our tents were set up. We were able to take a deep breath and get out to find our first photos. I was more then ready, after weeks at home I had gotten out of the house and back to nature....

Shawn Colvin, "Get Out of This House":




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool! I can't wait to hear more about this trip. What an adventure. I can only imagine what it must have been like at night, around a campfire, with the stars above you.

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