Second, Governor Gavin Newsome has put a "shelter in place" order for the entire state. The order lasts (for now) for a "couple weeks".
So, with reservations on Friday and Saturday, we packed up the unused, new, Lance trailer for the maiden voyage. I had made reservations two months ago to do a "check it out" trip, close to home to find out what, if anything, isn't working in the trailer. Place needed full hookups per the recommendation of Trailer Life magazine.
|The new trailer|
OK, a 45 minute drive and we pulled up to the check in at the South Shore (where the Trout Pond is) and as we drove up I noticed the red light/green light on the building was RED. I know enough about Camanche that this was not going to bode well.
As of 5am on Friday morning, Lake Camanche closed. No camping, no fishing, no nada. So why hadn't we been notified? Apparently the girl at the gate did not have either a phone number or an email address for us. We weren't very happy with this especially since SHE was the one who took my reservation.
So we did a y'all can turn around and headed back home to "shelter in place" there. I can see the shack nasties coming already.
Needless to say, my wife was pissed. You see, this was a two fold trip. One to test the trailer and the second to help with the sadness of losing our boy kitty Jasper on Monday.
So, not only did the Corona Virus screw up our "check out" trip, but kept a black cloud over our house.
Don't know when I'll get to fish again since Camanche, Amador, and Pardee are all closed until further notice and upcountry doesn't open until the last Saturday in April. Then again, with the last storm and the one starting Monday, most places will be butt deep in snow until June or July.
I hope you all are well.