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Good Morning,  !
It's Saturday, May 28

Still raining. They evacuated the campground down by the
river. That sure reminded me of a flooded campground in
Nanaimo in 1970.

After arriving in New York had hitchhiked up to Montreal 
and then westward from there. Even though I had paired up
with a girl from L.A., who was not nearly as naive and 
innocent as I was, people delighted in scaring us with all
kinds of stories. 

In Winnipeg we got a pup tent in exchange for me mowing 
a huge lawn. Then people scared us about rattle snakes crawling
into tents and into sleeping bags. So we bought an orange tarp
big enough to be a floor and one and a half  foot high walls 
for the tent, after we sewed it all on. We just folded the corners 
and did not cut them.

After getting to the end of the continent we took the ferry to
Victoria, trying to get my education papers accredited.
After that, we hitchiked north to Nanaimo and stayed at the
camp ground overnight.

It was a rather noisy night in spite of the rain. Lots of 
yelling and commotion all night. Since it was still raining
in the morning, Mary and me were in no hurry to get up,
but when we did, we sure got a surprise!

The campground was flooded and the water was half way 
up the sides of the orange anti-snake "tub", even though
I had picked a high spot just from habit.

Some people had built camp fires on top of picnic benches
and were trying to dry their clothes, and there was thick
smoke and fog wafting between the trees. The general mood
was not cheerful at all.

We traipsed around barefoot and in shorts and it took us
almost until noon, until we had everything packed up without
getting anything soaked. The trick was suspending our
packsacks from trees and loading the stuff from the tent
into them.

Even though we were reasonably dry, we were ny no means
warm and comfortable, and we were quite happy to get onto
a ferry and flee back to the mainland.

Have FUN!
DearWebby



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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Brenda Re: Protect printed pages from weather Dear Webby, We have to stick printed pages onto the outside of a metal door. They don't get rained on directly, but wind blown spray seems to be bad enough to ruin them sometimes in hours. What is the best way to protect the prints? Brenda Dear Brenda First, switch from an inkjet, that uses water based ink, to a laser printer. Laser printers melt colored wax into the paper. Water just beads off the waxed paper. The wind will eventually still ruin the paper, but chances are, by then you have fresh announcements anyway. Have FUN DearWebby
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