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Met up with some friends to head out to PI.

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We found the right road, Morrison's Ferry to PI.

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We loaded with only minor trouble, we both "hung too low"

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We got there fine, just a little rough, but not bad.

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So we started what we thought was going to be a relaxing week.

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The fish even were there.
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Then we noticed the weather change.

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The water was rising with the tide, but not going down.

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Soon we had no way out

TO BE CONTINUED....


Bob & Jan

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Did not want to crash the system.....

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Like I said before no way out.

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We were about to spend the next three days under the effect of Kyle, out to sea, with no where to go.

We went to the Ranger, he said go where ever you want, bye, I am going back to mainland.

Morrison's were fantasic, they topped up my propane, and maintained our stock of "JD". They sent us to the high point on the island. They made sure we had everything we needed.

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But the water just kept rising

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I know the Bigfoot is built like a boat, but REALLY?

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We managed to stay dry, but we had water running tide water front, back and on the side of us. We pointed the trucks into the wind. Did you know a 14,000 lb T/C can really rock and roll in a hurricane?

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Finally the waves subsided, and with skirting the tide pond, we could go home.

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We spent the next 12 hours driving home in a fresh water rain storm...cleaned my truck.


What started as a relaxing trip...turned into a real adventure. T/Cs are small, but when your with friends you can "weather any storm" together.

Bob & Jan

* This post was edited 10/05/08 11:57am by ogrer *

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Posted: 10/05/08 05:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice report!

Reads like a cliffhanger...it's now in Trip Reports [emoticon]

Cheers,
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Even with the weather we had FUN!!!!!!


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Posted: 10/05/08 12:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That looks like a trip to be remembered! Did you all have snorkels and fins? Thanks for sharing the adventure.





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Posted: 10/06/08 10:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow, glad you "weathered" it all right. Quite a story to tell your grandkids (and everyone else). Thanks for sharing and happy camping (and fishing) in the future.


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Don't you just hate it when you have to spend 3 days in a beautiful place with all the comforts of home and CAN'T GET TO WORK! [emoticon]

Bummer Man. [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/06/08 11:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty exciting, that's a cool report. Glad you made it OK!


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Hi Bob: That does not look like ice[emoticon]
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Posted: 01/11/09 08:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I missed this report the first time around, Wow what a trip.
Is this the trip where your truck got "Sandblasted"?

Thanks for posting.


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