Thursday, Friday June 29, 30, 2017 Boonville CA.
Going to the Boonville cabin
Wednesday night I left my house around seven and drove the two and a half hours to Boonville. It was just getting dark as I made it to the cabin, so I parked and called it a night.
Looks like a bear has been here
I noticed one of Marty’s big boxes of screws was overturned at the back of his cabin so I had a look.
Oh, oh, a bear had been here, what else did it do?
Marty was fortunate that the bear only broke his plastic sheeting and didn’t tear the whole place up.
Marty knows not to leave any food stuffs in the cabin when no one is there, so that’s why the bear didn’t tear it all up trying to get to food.
Nothing I could do about any of that. I grabbed some tools and walked up the hill to dig a spring out.
More bear mischief
Need to dig up a spring
Uncovering the spring
I got the spring tap uncovered. It was pretty clean. I cleaned it up some more and got all the water to flow into it. Now I needed some clay to pack around the pickup to finish this up so I can put it back together, but I don’t have any blue clay so I left it open hoping to find some clay somewhere.
More water leaking out now
By now I was real tired out and it was a bit on the warm side so I took it easy for most of the rest of the day.
The bear catches my eyes
In the evening I was sitting my Marty’s cabin when I saw some movement outside.
It turned out to be the bear coming in to check what it thinks is a deserted camp.
I took a couple of photos from inside the cabin and thought I better do something as the bear was headed my way. The cabin is no protection as it’s just screen and plastic windows so knew I better do something.
Chased that bear away
After that I was standing there thinking now what would I have done if that bear hadn’t run off like it was supposed to?
Today, I took it easy most of the day and just sat around and enjoyed the place. Marty and his wife Patti were supposed to come up sometime today, but I wasn’t sure when so I just took it easy.
They arrived late in the afternoon and I told them about the bear haps around here.
After they put their stuff away in the cabin Marty hunted up some parts to repair the broken water main.
He found some parts he thought would fix it and we drove on up to the broken pipe to fix it.
Repairing the water pipe
We went back up the hill and turned the water on at the tanks and checked the repair and all was good so we drove back down the hill to the cabin so we called it a day.