We take the weather forecasts for Cape Blanco pretty seriously as I have previously reported, so when we saw there was a 60% chance of rain before our morning shift would end we dressed accordingly, and also drove the Beetle to work once again. What we got was as opposite as you can possibly get.....mostly clear skies, light wind and NO precipitation. Within minutes of arriving for duty TLE and I were removing several layers of clothing.....with no rain, lots of sun, and very little wind it became uncomfortably warm wearing two "Under Armor shirts, a vest and the Cape Blanco jacket.
I'm not complaining.....it turned out to be a magnificent day at the lighthouse....probably one of the nicest days to date. The views were mesmerizing.......and most of our 80+ visitors during the "top shift" were just as taken as we were with the view. It was the kind of day where I found myself engaged in many interesting conversations with visitor after visitor, and before I knew it Chris and Cherie were there to take over the "greeter" and "story teller" jobs, and we were free to head for home.
I'm not sure it I mentioned it, or not, but I received the Winegard Carryout G2 automatic satellite dish I ordered from Amazon on Monday, but hadn't had a chance to set it up yet. Well, Thursday was the day, and was it ever easy! I connected the cable and the power to the unit, and before I was able to walk back to the coach we were getting DirecTV! All I had to do was plug it in and it did the rest of the work!
Taken from the salon window....the
Winegard Carryout G2 in service!
Now we don't have to piggyback on Gary and Angie's anymore, and if we ever have a problem with a view of the southern sky again we have an easy solution!
Chris and Cherie (Tales from Technomadia) created this collage of pictures from Thursday which pretty accurately reflects the day in just four pictures.
This collage courtesy Chris and Cherie
pretty much sums up the day
The lower left picture in the collage is of particular significance....here we are seen talking with Forrest and Mary Clark.....this is the first time we've seen them since late June of 2013 back in Spearfish, SD. As has always been the case when we cross paths with friends on the road it is as if no time has passed at all. They had arrived sometime in the afternoon and when we walked down to the "phone booth" to watch the sunset with everyone there they were! What a great surprise!
What a great way to end the day.....conversation with good friends accompanied by an extraordinarily long, gorgeous sunset.
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