Want To Be A Lighthouse Host in Sept? Come & Apply At Cape Blanco!
Are you coming to the OR coast? Have you dreamed of becoming a lighthouse host? Don’t have any firm plans for Sept? If the answer is yes, yes, and yes then come and apply!!! Turns out Cape Blanco has a lighthouse host position open for next month. If you read my round-up of the coast from last year you’ll know that I consider September to be one of the best months in Oregon and if you’ve read my last 5 posts you’ll know how very awesome I think Cape Blanco is (I mean, it literally inspired me to poetry!). If we didn’t already have plans we would stay here in a heartbeat, but sadly we’ve made commitments to move on.
The good news is that means there is a juicy spot open for someone else who might be inspired. You’ll get a gorgeous (free) campsite in a gorgeous spot with a great hosting job, so if you’re interested contact our ranger Greg (either by e-mail or phone 541-332-6774 ext. 5) and let him know. It’s short notice I know, but sometimes the best opportunities in life are the ones that come along unexpectedly. Oh and do let me know if you decide to take up the job!SPONSORED LINK:
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Lee and Shelia says
Oh My… If only we could… I have been there and the place is everything Nina has and MORE.. Like I said “If Only We Could”
It sure is something special here 🙂
Sue B says
sounds like a little piece of heaven in the way of a job..too bad our real jobs interfere!..geesh!!
Too bad indeed….real life gets in the way rather often 🙂
What a shame volunteering fails to deliver a pay check for those of us still needing to continue our slave-to-the-grind routines.
Great opportunity that I predict will be fulfilled by a reader from this blog site. 🙂
Yeah, it’s true volunteering rather than workamping. You do get a free campsite (which is definitely worth some $$), but no income.
Dang it–it I didn’t have a wedding right smack in the middle of September, we would be there!!!
We get 3-4 days off each week and the other hosts will do schedule swaps if needed, so if it really tempts you there might still be a way to work it…just a thought 🙂
Chuck and I are committed to Mountain Spirits RV Park until mid-November or we would be rubber to the road headed your way! Any chance of applying for later in the year or spring ???
The lighthouse is closed in winter, but I’m sure next year still has openings. It’s open April-Oct. I’d give Greg a call and ask him. He’s a lovely guy and super-nice to work with.
I’ve bee reading your blog – loving it and last night got your email about the opening – so I sent out an email to Greg and he called me this morning – I’m super excited about the possibility but my husband is the voice of reason – as he says – I say the voice of caution – I’m more of a free spirit – he’s not – so he is home now _ – retired – and his assignment for the day is to read your blogs and read about the park and when I come home tongiht we will discuss. I can take a month of work – no problem with that but we’ll have to see what he says .
So if have some thoughts of encouraging that I could impress him with – let me know. Also, we do not have a big RV – we have a vintage travel trailer – all re done – but it is small – cozy for the two of us and our dog. I don’t anticipate spending much time inside but is that real – what is the weather like in September – lots of rain??? How far are stores? Also, we don’t have a bathroom in the trailer – so how close is the shower house – Greg said not far. Is it clean i.e. am I going to want to go there every day? Anyway , those are just some of my questions – would love your feedback.
The park is really lovely with lots of dog friendly beach and trails. Bathrooms are a few mins walk and are perfectly fine (well kept, clean, good water pressure). The nearest town is Port Orford which is ~10 miles away and has everything you need. Very cute town. There is also Bandon (which I really love) about 1/2 hour north.
As for weather September is actually one of the best months in oregon. You may get some rain, you’ll definitely get some sun, you’ll probably see fog and you most certainly will see wind. Cape Blanco is the western most point in oregon so the weather can be quite wild and change alot, but that’s also what I love about it. No two days are exactly the same and it’s all quite beautiful. The host sites are well separated and protected. Some of the nicest host sites I’ve seen.
If this is something you think you might want to do more of in the future sept is really the best month I can think of to try it. And certainly if you love lighthouses it really is alot of fun. We’ve actually requested to come back here next Sept (2013) for those very reasons.
Robert & Sandra Hollen says
IT SURE IS TEMPTING. BUT I DON’T THINK I CAN GET OUT THERE BY
SEPT. AND I WOULD HAVE TO GIVE UP BEING A CAMPGROUND HOST
AT BAGLEY RAPIDS IN THE CHEQUAMEGON – NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST. BY THE WAY THAT IS IN WISCONSIN.
THERE IS ONE THING THAT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO WRIGHT ABOUT. THAT IS WHAT IS THE SALT AIR DOING TO YOUR MOTOR HOME??????
IT CAN’T BE GOOD. WHAT IF ANYTHING ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?
Protecting the MH home here I do the same things I do to protect it from the sun & humidity & dryness elsewhere. Simply wash and wax. We’re actually up on a cliff from the ocean here so I don’t feel the salt air is that bad, but we still wash and wax, and will do it again as soon as we leave the coast.
I am just on the wrong coast this year. I am drooling over this and trying not to feel very sorry for myself with the turn my life has taken. Somebody is going to have an amazing experience that’s for sure. I’m surprised they don’t have people just stay from April through September in such a gorgeous place. That there even are any openings is surprising to me.
I’m so sorry things are tough for you at the moment. Hoping they turn around soon. I’m surprised there’s an opening in Sept here too. As I understand it was a last minute cancellation….good opportunity for someone else!
Jeff and Deb says
Hey Nina-Deb & Jeff here. Thanks again for your hospitality in meeting with use last week. Back at work & Jeff and I are texting back and forth about “a week ago today we were…” We were so tempted by your invitation to volunteer at the lighthouse in September. We wondered if we could quit our jobs, sell our two vehicles, purchase a truck & fifth wheel and make the trip from Arkansas all in 5 days. Next year for sure (there…I said it!)
It was really GREAT to meet you both. Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon together. And I have Oct 2013 written down as the date you’re going to come meet us in your new rig 🙂 It’s a good goal and definitely worth running towards.
If I wasn’t headed to Wyoming would love this!!