Saturday 15 April
I didn’t take any photos of the town, the Comfort Inn is just on the outskirts and I never really went into town. One thing I have noticed, I’m not sure small American towns have footpaths which makes it highly inconvenient for those that are walking. There was a grassy verge but a times that ran out and you’re kind of on the highway for a bit.
Anyway, went to Ingles supermarket and that is more like a supermarket I’m use to as opposed to Walmart- layout wise etc. I must have taken a good couple of hours wondering around the supermarket checking everything out. I t was good and I got a better sense of what foods are called here and the range.
Having resupplied I went back to the motel to tackle cleaning my gear especially my tent. The night before it rained so hard (and I had been a bit lax in the way I set up the tent) that when the rain hit the ground mud flew up under the vestibule and hit the fly screen. Needless to say I had to scrub the bathtub out and wash out the towels due to the amount of dirt and grime.
- I haven’t been fuelling my body properly so changed things a up a bit (see above)
- Injinji socks help prevent the blister under my foot – blisters in general, so grabbed a couple more
- That I needed to rethink my water filtration system. I use the Aquatabs from Aussie which take half an hour to process. Doesn’t sound like much, but if there is a long time between water fills, by the time I get there I don’t want to wait. So bought a Sawyer Squeeze system which is popular on the trail.
All in all it was good to regroup 😊