Hard to believe our second week at Cape Blanco has already flown by.
We continue to experience such a wide variety of moods and colors here, and we remain absolutely enchanted. We’re immersing ourselves in lighthouse history and thoroughly enjoying the ‘job’ of sharing the magic with visitors.
We’ve also remained incredibly busy. Between having actual fixed work hours, lots of trails to explore, lots of visitors and finicky internet connections – keeping caught up with blog postings, e-mails and non-critical communication has been a challenge.
Honestly, it’s been kinda nice to have limited online time with no critical need for it (ya know, because we’re on sabbatical!)
We’re so far behind on our intentions of catching up, but that’s ok… we’re having an amazing experience!
It has also been unusually busy here at the lighthouse for September. All of the regular volunteers report that attendance is WAY up, and the first-come first-serve campground has been full up by mid-afternoon every day for the past week plus. It seems word has gotten out that September is an ideal month to visit coastal Oregon.
This means our shifts have also flown by, as we’re giving back-to-back tours with little break in between. It might be time to start spreading some unsavory rumors to keep people away – like all the seals on our beach can be heard at your campsite, or the weather is sometimes bright and sunny and not the rumored windy and foggy.
And speaking of park visitors.. we’ve had a few of our own.
Aside from several blog readers surprising us with stop in visits, we’ve had some dear friends come stay out here too. Our friends Lisa, Wayne & Andrew (and kids), who we originally met 4+ years ago in Arizona have now moved to Portland, and came down to spend the weekend with us at this magical place. Ironically, we met because we were both Oliver Travel Trailer owners – and now neither of us owns an Oliver (they vacation in their restored vintage Airstream).
Our friend Brice also popped in for the weekend, he’s too recently relocated to Eugene from Texas.
The beauty of being nomadic? When your friends move, all it means is you get to share new locations with them! We love that these were friendships initially made because of our travels, and can continue to grow with new backdrops.
And we love that we get to introduce our friends to each other and form new connections! Being a bridge between people is probably one of the grandest parts of being nomadic.
And we’re off course continuing to love getting to know Nina & Paul of WheelingIt, they are even more awesome in person than on their blog.
Ok.. enough with the words. Here’s some more pictures…
Are we having too much fun? Nah. This is what life is all about!
We’ve had a lot of questions about this lighthouse gig, so soon I’ll post about what the job entails and how to go about scoring such a position yourself.