A Week as a Keeper at New Dungeness Lighthouse
February 3 thru 11, 2011
By Marcia Bromley
My Husband, David, and I have found over the years that spending a week at New Dungeness Lighthouse, the historic gem at the end of a 5 mile long sand spit sandwiched between the Olympics and the Straits of Juan deFuca, is as close to paradise as we could ask for. So on an early evening in February we loaded up the New Dungeness Light Station Association’s trucks with a week’s worth of food and clothing, and our wonderful drivers took us out for our 8th stay. Our co-keeper this trip was Dean Carter, and we anticipated a wonderful week. We were not disappointed.
There are three bedrooms in the Keeper’s Quarters, each one beautiful. This trip we chose the Baker Room, a second floor room facing east towards the tip of the spit, with a magnificent view of Mount Baker, when it’s visible! And we were lucky this week to have lots of clear skies and opportunities to see the room’s namesake.