Morgan Stewart Shelter 31Aug05 Day 76
I forgot to get fuel while in Kent then couldn't find any in Pawling. So tonight I decided to eat a cold supper to save fuel. I will run into another town with Steiner when she picks up her main. I did get rid of a little bit of weight from my pack in the form of old maps, extra paper and my crocs. I think I have finally gotten used to the Keens as I have not had a blister in a while.
I passes the Dover oak tree today. It is supposedly 300 years old and has a girth greater than 20 feet. It was right beside the road and it was massive. I tried to take a picture but I don't think it will show the scale correctly.
I was attacked by more deerfly today. In retaliation, I managed to kill about 2 or 3 of them. They are vicious little suckers. This shelter has quite a few skeeters that a mosquito coil is not stopping. Bouie is making a fire to try to smoke them away. Hope it helps. I will have to pull out the anti-itch cream.