Marblehead Lighthouse

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I may have specified somewhere along the way that I wanted to expand this blog to more than just food. I do a lot crafting with wine bottles, corks, etc and I also have a passion for nature photography. I’ve done a post or two in the past on Lake Erie and other destinations I’ve visited not pertaining to food. I would like to continue doing that in this blog for more diversity. Some people may find my photography and crafting skills to be tremendous vs my food skills haha.  

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The Marblehead Lighthouse rests on the Marlehead peninsula, a rocky headland of Columbus Limestone that juts into Lake Erie. The oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes, has guided sailors safely along the rocky shores of Marblehead  since 1822. The Columbus Limestone on the peninsula has been dug for years and used around the country as a building stone, including the state capitol building in Columbus. Columbus Limestone is extremely durable; one of its uses is to armor vulnerable sections of shoreline against wave attack. This durability is why the Marblehead Peninsula exists and why the lighthouse has been in continuous operation since its construction. Source: http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/marbleheadlighthouse#activities

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It’s still technically winter here in N.E OH, even though the sun made an appearance today, it was still frigid. The cold didn’t stop me from taking my camera and getting out of the car 1 hour shy of sunset to capture some great photos of the light house and the area that surrounds it. My Grandparents live 10 minutes west of the Lighthouse, so when I am visiting, I like to escape for a minute to this little peninsula and have a moment of R&R. Today I took my dad with me because him and I haven’t had the opportunity to go together yet. If only it wasn’t so windy, I would’ve tried to catch more photos of the area. The wind chill had my hands feeling like they were going to fall off so I snapped what I could then made it quickly back to the car to warm back up. 

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The views surrounding the area are beautiful. There is a lovely picnic area to pack a lunch and sit while looking across at Cedar Point , Kelly’s Island, South Bass Island, Sandusky Bay and of course Lake Erie. It’s worth a trip if you’re in the area! I of course recommend stopping closer to sunset because the views are fascinating! For more information on the Lighthouse or directions to the State Park:

Location

110 Lighthouse Drive
Marblehead, Ohio 43440

Contact & Mailing:
East Harbor State Park
1169 North Buck Road
Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio 43440

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I hope you enjoyed this post on one of the most appealing structures in an Ohio State Park. I look forward to collecting more outdoor icons to share. Enjoy!

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A Walk on Lake Erie During Sunset

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As mentioned, I want this blog to be more than just food. Nature is such a beautiful thing that I don’t get to enjoy much due to my job being indoors. On my day’s off I try to spend as much time outside as possible to take in fresh air and the beauty I see very little of. Last week was the start of Spring and even though the first day drew in some snow flurries in N.E Ohio, the weather has slowly begun to warm up giving us hope that winter is packing his bags and going away for a few months.

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It was a 45 degree day with heavy clouds and the sun fading in and out. At about 5 pm, the clouds finally broke up and allowed the sun to stand still for a while making a chilly evening seem cool from the little warm of the sun kissing your skin as it began to lay down for sleep, so I took to the lake with my camera. I would hate to waste such a nice sunset sitting on the couch catching up on Top Chef (my current addiction) after being stuck in the house all day, I needed my ipod and some fresh air to relax and take my mind off life for a while.

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Lake Erie may not be as clear as the Pacific Ocean or a beautiful as the Atlantic, but it’s home and to me home is love. I can’t wait to take more walks along the lake this summer and even hit the parks for more pictures. Cleveland is actually quite nice if you take the chance to stop what your doing and look around. If you get the chance, spend more time outdoors. Grab your ipod and go for a walk with nature. Take a book and sit in the park, put your dog in the car and take a drive to somewhere you can walk and play. Enjoy the outdoors while it’s legal 🙂

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The world is yours to explore

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Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

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“I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.” -Walt Whitman

**Pictures we taken at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, OH