Originally Posted by JamesDMorgan
Well, Vernon did all that somehow, apparently, since the boat is gone with all of his group.
Doing all of that might be very hard indeed, but not impossible. Remember, Crawford still might have working vehicles or gas or other supplies. Group could've return there and search more. Everything works as long as there's some hope and at least some plan to follow.
In my mind i think Vernon took the boat just after Lee left to go to vernon's place at the end of episode 4 so he would have had it out on sea before the herd got into the city. Or perhaps Vernon didnt make it all and they died on the way to the docks, we never found out what happened to him and their group after all. Maybe their fate will be revealed in season 2.
Lee: What the fuck Kenny?!
Kenny: Lee, Lee, it's okay.
Lee: No, KEN! NO, It's not!
Kenny: It's just somethin' I gotta do. You know that.