Day 3 - Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse is best known for its historic lighthouse and offers numerous recreational opportunities. Scenic trails along the lake link up to the spectacular Superior Hiking Trail. Anglers cast their lines for lake trout, salmon, and brown trout. The rocky beach is perfect for skipping stones into Lake Superior.

Despite the chilly weather, the kids still had fun skipping stones while I happily snap away the momentum. I really like this beach because it's quite and calm. There was boat party on the lake and a couple who are just learning to kayak. The treat was there were these cool planes flying overhead that I was able to capture fast.

split rock lighthouse

split rock lighthouse
On the way up to the beacon

split rock lighthouse

split rock lighthouse
The machine that makes the beacon goes round and round

split rock lighthouse
The beacon

split rock lighthouse
A view from just outside of the light house. We'll eventually end up there to skip some rocks!


split rock lighthouse

split rock lighthouse
View from the beach where we skip rocks

split rock lighthouse
The water of Lake Superior is so clear. There's agates here somewhere. Only Jeff can spot agates, he's got the talent which he happily shared this talent with Zack, his new student.


split rock lighthouse
There's a small island (right) that can be explored by crawling along the rocks like what we are doing below.

split rock lighthouse
This way leads to a small bay below where you would go around to get to the island across the beach.

split rock lighthouse

split rock lighthouse
The party boat

split rock lighthouse

split rock lighthouse
These were flying over my head.

The kids are getting hungry and I asked what they wanted for dinner and to my surprise (not really) they want pizza. So off we go to Sven and Ole's

3 comments:

  1. I always thought that lighthouses are a little bit creepy, but these photos convinced me wrong :)

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  2. ^_^ oh what a lovely light house, I've been to one but not as grand as this one...moreover, love the shot of the small airplane :) keep up the great photos!

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  3. gorgeous photos! It's a beautiful place. I'd love to go there too someday.. :)

    -Mia
    http://miafied.blogspot.com

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