We almost didn't pull out. We turned on the 'Engine Pre-heat' button on the DS console about 30 minutes before we were ready to start it up. We got it started on the second try but it was very sluggish.
Yikes! Not sure what that means except it bears watching and is cause for our attention. There must be something causing this. Top guess is the chassis batteries that are five years old need replacing. Another possibility is Engine Pre Heat. During our two days at Camp Lejeune Pam was searching the web and found an article that discussed the value of hours of Engine PreHeating.
The weather was in the low 40's and in the high 30's so we turned on the Engine PreHeat switch overnight. It fired right up when we left Camp Lejeune. We also took an appointment for service technicians in the Ocala Cummunis shop to take a look at things on November 21. Hopefully we will be OK for the next couple of weeks.
On Sunday, the route we picked from Virginia Beach to Camp Lejeune was along the coast and away from I-95. Turned out the road was great and I love seeing the country from the smaller highways and back roads. I am a little leary of some of the roads on the map because I don't want to get on narrow two-laners or ones that need some maintenance. But today it all worked out nicely both on the four lane and two lane roads.
It was very interesting so see this substantial bridge turn sideways and let boats through, then return to its original position with precision and clearances down to inches. It was impressive.
The next day we went across the channel and looked back from the other side while watching some other boats go through the drawbridge.
Yesterday before we departed, I got up and went over to the beach. It was 39 degrees cold and crisp. And there were 20 or so marines over in the adjacent parking lot getting ready for their morning run in shorts and t-shirts.
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