We slept in and took our time packing up. We couldn’t check into our new campground until 1:00 and it was only 30 miles down the road, so there was no rush. Auggie got his morning walk and then we decided to wash the RV while we had the chance. Most places won’t let you do that, but this place didn’t seem to care. After washing the RV, we had some lunch and then started to pack up to leave. We pulled out of our campground around 12:30 and took a slow ride north the 30 miles through the towns of Buxton, Avon, and Salvo to Camp Hatteras Campground.
Our campground is actually located between the town of Waves and Rodanthe. We pulled in behind two other RVs and had to wait at the gate to be admitted. Once we pulled through the gate, we parked and went inside to get our assigned site. We arrived at 1:30 and were given site #90 along the outer edge of the campground. It was a great site since we had no one behind us and no one next to us on one side….for now. We didn’t see hide-nor-hair of our other neighbor all day. There was a large grassy area for Auggie out back and grass all around. Our site was paved with a cement pad for our picnic table and driveway.
Today started out a little cloudy, but then the skies cleared and the sun came out. The wind picked up and blew about 10-15 mph ALL DAY. Luckily, we had a tail wind getting here, so it didn’t affect Bob’s driving too much. It took us about 30 minutes to set up camp and we had to fight the wind the whole time. We relaxed inside and did some research on the area. Tomorrow is our anniversary and we would like to go out to dinner to celebrate. While we did some reading, we could feel the the trailer move with each gust of wind. It was really quite strong. This is a huge campground, but it isn’t close to being full. We could watch lots of people going to the pool or the beach. Tomorrow we’ll check it out ourselves. We had a later dinner after having cocktails and Bob had to find a place out of the wind to do the grilling. Auggie and I took our evening walk over to the beach and checked out the nice covered pavilion that they have there. The sun was completely visible when it set over the Sound from where we stood tonight.
When the sun set, it wasn’t long before the moon came up over the ocean. It was an amazing full moon!
It will be a quiet night at the campground tonight.