But there were still a few odd calls!
Usually if people have a problem they'll go to the office first. Then the office will page me on our two way radios and tell me what the problem is.
The boat launch area.
On Friday evening, I got a call about a motorhome being "stuck". I had seen this one 34 ft Class A unit registering, so I assumed it was him. But we haven't had rain for a few days and the ground has pretty much dried up so I couldn't see where he could get stuck.
Well, he had taken a turn far too tightly and his right rear wheels had missed the road completely! They were now in the culvert and not even touching the ground. I wish I had a picture to show you, but I don't think the guy would have appreciated me running to get my camera! He was not impressed with himself. One of those moments where you go "OOPS".
I figured this guy was not going anywhere. His daughter was already on the phone calling his emergency road service.
We had enough heavy duty trucks and chains around that we could probably have dragged him out. But my opinion was that we would do more damage by doing it that way and I wasn't going to be responsible for that. Of course there were a dozen people standing around offering opinions by that time and most people agreed.
But this guy was not about to give up. He asked for a shovel, and I had one in the truck. To make a long story short, he built up an area under his right rear levelling jack and raised that corner. Worked some of the larger boulders in the culvert under his wheels and lowered the motorhome back down on them. This gave him just enough grip to drive himself out of there. I was impressed. I would have bet $100 that would not have worked the way he was stuck in there!
He's got a few scrapes on his undercarriage, but they appear minor. So, happy ending to that story!
Somebody will be eating well!
Then, I get a call saying there's been an "oil spill" over by campsite 6. Hmm, this one sounds odd. So I go over there, and don't see a thing. This old fellow wanders by and it was him who reported the "problem". Turns out it's at one of the cabins near campsite number 6. There's a patch on the gravel parking area where it looks like somebody spilled a quart or so of diesel fuel.
Okay, so I'm thinking...what's the problem? Well the old guy figures I'm supposed to dig up this whole area, about a square yard big. Says the "environmentalists" wouldn't be happy to see it. Huh? The cabin owner comes out and he doesn't see the problem either. I actually looked up the rules and anything under 10 gallons isn't even reportable to the authorities. This guy was trying to make a problem where one didn't exist! I kind of alluded to that, and haven't heard a thing since.
It was sunny, but windy. And because of the wind there was a bit of a chill in the air all day.
Next up. "Kevin, there's a kid at the beach and his towel is in a tree." Hmm. Not sure what I'm dealing with, but I grab my tree branch saw that has a handle that extends about 20 feet. Wander down to the beach, and sure enough this kids towel is about 20 feet up in a tree! I didn't even bother asking how it got there. Managed to get it down though without much effort.
Relatively quiet after our 11:00pm quiet hours. I think because it's been fairly cool at night, 9C (48F) and last night they were even calling for rain.
And so, a lot of people will be heading out today and this week should be steady, but not busy. NEXT weekend will be busy. August long weekend here in Canada, and lots of events happening here at the park.
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