Hang on to What We've Got
With reservations in place in-state, the Carolinas, and ultimately Vermont, I hit the road early February to push my way out of Florida before the March mania begins. Florida has felt quite busy these past few years, but it's over the top now as the year-round and seasonal population has simply exploded. Too many people and far, far too many cars, so hence my decision to push out before March, the busiest winter month of all.
I'm thinking this is the last hurrah, so my first stop is Sebastian, a place I've felt at home these past few years. It's also just a 2.5 hour drive to test out the Element, which remains questionable. I've spots on both the inlet and the mainland, and I'm really looking forward to a few weeks of the outdoor life.
There was an interesting mix of people camping from throughout the US and Canada -- newbies and veterans, young and old, outdoorsy types and those seeking a cheap bed. The inlet is pretty well developed now and the traffic on A1A is an all day event. In town, the New Yorkers with a smattering of Californians are changing the culture here, and the locals are shaking their heads. I'm so pleased that I found this spot oh-so-many years ago, and so thankful for Paul Kroegel, Teddy Roosevelt, Roy Couch, and Archie Carr for saving greenspace for the wildlife and me!
Mary Beth Ross
2/28/2023 05:54:57 pm
Give us a heads up if you’re headed this way! Also, do not read Trailed by Kathryn Miles or on second thought do read it. Stay safe and enjoy your travels with the Element!
3/4/2023 11:46:33 am
Hey Gal! Happy Birth Month and so good to hear from you! Just looked up "Trailed" and don't think I'll be reading it while in my tent :). That said, no solo back country for me! Want to hike the Appalachian? Judy G.
3/2/2023 11:47:01 am
I hope you get some miles on your bike, weather looks lovely. Take your time and savor the moment. You are one lucky gal!
3/4/2023 11:48:09 am
Ms. Sue: I am riding CAUTIOUSLY here in Florida! Lucky, no. Just a choice :). Weather is good but over-populated for sure! You could be here with me! J.
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