I’m starting to think this trip was a really, really stupid idea.
There have been casualties.
First, my Ring doorbell got jostled off the camper on the washboard roads of Iowa. My bad – I forgot to remove it.
Then the fan in my camper broke, also because I hate interstates. No pics there.
Oh, I forgot about the kayak bow line (ties the fromt of the kayak to the front of the car) that, on day 1, took a header into the tire.
Then today I dropped my kayak and punched a hole in it. I learned this while paddling a beautiful Nebraska lake and taking on water.
But this. This one just about gave me a heart attack. The first picture is looking up through my sunroof. This is how it should look.
This, however, is what I saw about 10 minutes ago:
So, I’m typing this in front of some ranch in South Dakota where I stopped to put the kayak back on the rack. It was still on the roof but only barely. Yakima, so far I’m not a big fan of your overpriced racks. (For those who care, I have Jaylow racks and the backs of them are giving in to the crazy wind. As a result, the kayak lifts out of the rack entirely.)
That $100 I won today? It’s going toward a great steak dinner and a good bottle of bourbon.