Friday, August 7, 2020

Sometimes lack of solitude is good

I’ve been using iOverlander lately as my main boondocking reference. It had a listing for a small parking lot right by the ocean. It’s the type of place I suspect was intended for folks exploring the tide pools. Day use, not overnighting. But there are no signs either prohibiting or allowing camping. And several people have reported staying there. Okay.

But still… The status of the place might have changed. Or the other campers might have lucked out.

I arrived a little after lunch and there was a steady flow of of visitors. Then it was just me. Ordinarily that would be great. It just made me doubtful. And nervous.

Some camping types started arriving by late afternoon—one with a small travel trailer. I have relaxed. If there’s going to be trouble with law enforcement, it won’t all fall on me. We’ll be guilty together.


  1. I don't know why and It's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. My insightful fraternity brother said you're so pragmatic.