L is for Lighthouses, Laundry, and Lights Out
Today we were back at work at Sunset Bay State Park. The other set of camp hosts had the day off, so we had to clean up both their route and ours. Since it is the middle of the week, there were only 8 campsites that needed to be checked out. We still found time to get some chores done and have some fun.
Last night there was a terrific storm. There were strong winds and our rain gauge this morning showed we had received an inch of rain. In the middle of the downpour, the power went out. A little later the ranger came by to tell us that it was a general outage and power was out across the area. Our Stanley has battery power for lights, and we have a propane furnace, so we settled in to wait out the storm. We slept with the pinging of raindrops on the roof and an occasional flash of lightening.
This morning the trails and roads were covered with debris knocked down by the wind and rain. There was a high surf advisory in effect, and we headed up to Shore Acres to see the waves.
Look how high the waves are above the cliff!
The Cape Arago Lighthouse is the tiny speck in the center of the picture below.
Here's a closer look at the Cape Arago Lighthouse with the raging surf.
I did laundry today, not just because it starts with "L," but because it's our assigned time to use the laundry center provided by the state park. It feels like an adventure when I take the shortcut in the picture below.
Another good day in retirement. We are living a life of leisure!