Sunday September 20 Willow Creek Reservoir Nevada
Posted from the top of the willow creek dam with Marty’s internet access.
It got a bit on the cool side last night so I wasn’t too eager to get it going this morning until the sun warmed things up a bit.
A badger sunning
I was going pretty slow by here when I ran into a badger getting some sun right up there on the right where the high dirt banks start. We didn’t see each other until I was about fifteen feet from it which would of made a neat picture, but my boat was drifting by it and by the time I got the camera up, I was mostly by it and the brush blocked my view. I backed up but it had moved as soon as I was past it.
I’d left Marty back at camp to start one of his repair projects which was to replace his defective battery isolator so he could charge his accessory battery which he needed to run his inverter to run his refrigerator which was full of food for the trip. It also runs on propane, but it was running through that pretty fast so we needed to get the electric fixed up. He almost had it when I got back to camp. A little more work and it was test time. It worked, so that was good.
A break after that, then we tackled our CB radio problem. Luckily I had an extra CB radio which we tried first in my van, but that didn’t fix the problem, so we put the radio we took out of my van in his van and that fixed the problem so now we can shoot the bull when we are traveling around out here.
We worked on a couple more small things and mostly sat around and took it easy and just enjoyed this place.
In the late afternoon, I decided to go for a walk down along the stream a mile or so. I got my camera and headed off, leaving Marty back at camp.
Even with the repairs we did, it was a rather nice day out here in the desert.
Tomorrow we plan to move camp after a leisurely morning. We will try to get a cell fix at the top of the dam here tomorrow on the way out and if we do, I’ll post some blogs with Marty’s internet connection.