I can't believe a week has gone by so quickly. There must be some sort of quantum forces at work to protect us from good times overload.
The job of park host is to keep the campground clean and neat, assist campers and keep the rangers informed of anything unusual or potential safety hazards. We do not clean restrooms but do ensure they are well stocked. What this boils down to is a lot of gabbing with the campers interspersed with really easy meandering from site to site in a golf cart. So far we've only had one issue with a very confused woman (220 on a roller coaster for our dispatch friends) who fortunately we were able to reach out to some of her family and get her the help she needed. We can only imagine what the summer season would be like – I'm guessing hectic at best. I think we'll stick with the winter season. We may be hard pressed to meet our obligated 20 hours a week but that just leaves us with extra time for beach combing, trail walking and simply sight seeing.
Our first week has been a mixture of on and off again rain mixed with beautiful sunny periods which allow us to snag photos where the lighting is simply stunning. I thought it pretty appropriate to use the Cape Arago lighthouse to demonstrate.
Sunset Bay, while mostly devoted to the beach area does have some great hiking trails in the hills above and when you have a good amount of rain, a dark and mysterious forest and little glades thrown in along the walking paths you never know what or who you may encounter. A good example is this doe and yearling fawn black tail that walked out of the underbrush and began grazing.
We heard there might be an opening down at the Cape Blanco state park for the month of December. We'll be taking a drive today to check out the area and will probably apply. Christmas high on the bluffs of Oregon's western most point seems like the place to be. Just imagine the sunsets!
This one comes from a local RV dealer: When parked in a salt air environment for an extended period of time, treat your leveler jacks as soon as you drop them to assist in dispersing any moisture during your stay. Then, before you leave, treat them again before raising. They recommended a silicon spray such as WD-40 makes.
Reminder: Veteran's Day. Appreciate them.