Travel Day to Clermont FL

Friday November 30th 2018

Today was moving day. I relocated about ninety miles inland to the Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont FL. The goal was to leave as near the noon checkout as possible to arrive as long after the 1PM checkout at the State Park as possible. I didn’t want to have to wait for someone to vacate the site I was destine to occupy. I managed to leave at 11:30. With one stop for gas and some heavy traffic I managed to stretch the trip into two hours and fifteen minutes. I arrived around quarter to two.

This looks like an underwater diving support ship leaving the port this morning.

The travel part of my day went according to plan, but the start of the day was another matter. I saw a cryptic entry in the Port Canaveral Pilot schedule on the web yesterday. It read “7AM USN Arr TN SST”. My guess was a Submarine was arriving at the sub dock across the channel from the campground. I set my alarm for 6:30 so I could walk over to the channel, but for some reason it went off at 5:30. With plenty of time to roll over and go back to sleep, I slept through the arrival time. I woke up at 8am and missed the arrival of the submarine. When I did get over to the channel it didn’t look like there was anything at the dock, but the gate across the opening to the basin was closed. Looking closely it was possible to see a submarine sitting close to the water beside the dock.

Submarine dock across the channel from he campground. There is a submarine tied up at the dock.
Cropped version of the previous image showing the submarine.

The trip into the middle of the state was uneventful. I’m was setup on my site at the Lake Louisa State Park by three. I’ll be here for two weeks before I move to the west coast of Florida for awhile. I’ve stayed here for a few days at least two times before, but never for two weeks. This winter I’ll be back here at the end of January for another two weeks. The sites are good size with reasonable separation and the state park has a lot of nature to explore.

Site 10 at Lake Louisa State Park.
View along Dixie Lake as the clouds move in late in the day.

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