Tuesday, August 6, 2019

WW: Duluth South Breakwater Outer Light {Linky}

This post is very much out of order, from everything else I posted. The first light house we saw on our trip to Minneapolis was at Duluth South Breakwater Outer Light. The light house was built to help guide ships into the canal from Lake Superior.

Why was this post out of order from the others?

I took photos with my phone and my camera throughout our trip. The night before this particular day I had my camera battery charging. Mica came up, unplugged it, to charge his Kindle without telling me. We went out and about. I saw great photo ops. I got out my camera, and there was no battery in it. I did happen to see a black box in my purse before we went out, thinking Travis popped my battery charger in my purse. It was my business card box. 

If you want to see rage from this Momma, that was the time I was the most pissed off. I was worried my camera battery was gone for good. I had no idea where it was. Did it fall onto the floor at our last camp site, is it in a bag somewhere? A rechargeable battery isn't easy to find just anywhere. 

I snapped a few photos with my phone, that I wasn't all that happy with. Isaak had his break down because he found a butterfly that he couldn't take home. We left to walk along the Duluth main strip for shopping. Along the strip there was major construction going on. I know it has to be done, but it didn't help our already sour moods. We had detours everywhere we walked, it was loud, and we needed a break from walking. Not our best day.

I know many people say that iphones can produce wonderful shots. Many times they do. 

If you are trying to shoot with some distance behind you, or darker lighting a real camera does way better than an iphone! Hands down!

Foam always makes me thing of Root Beer Floats.

The first light house I ever saw was captured with an iphone. 

I didn't even get too close to this light house. My phone was running low on battery. Usually I'm more of a...let's see how close we can get to that kind of a person.

Isaak thought we were at the beach. He's never been to a beach. Seeing the waves, and pebbles that was close to sand was closest to the beach he's been. Mica kept saying, "Isaak this isn't a beach!"

Good News!

We went back to our cabin that evening, and my charger with my battery still in it was in a bag that was sitting near the bed in both cabins we stayed at. Thank Gawd! I went on the rest of the trip with a working camera and phone.

Have you ever had a break down moment when you were on a trip? We have, but usually it's because family members are hungry.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I got no compensation, for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 
Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I got no compensation, for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 


Lydia C. Lee said...

Indeed a few times...twice I want to blame being heavily pregnant and having things go wrong...but travel can't always be smooth sailing.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love lighthouses!

Sandee said...

Forget one thing and it can ruin your day. I do love the lighthouse though. I always stop at a lighthouse.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

stevebethere said...

I enjoyed your post and photos looks so peaceful there

Good news about your charger heheh!

Have a snaptastic week :-)

Chris Blackwood said...

I love walking the lake shore in Duluth. I don't et there often enough. The lighthouse is always my last stop.
Great post!

csuhpat1 said...

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Very nice.

XmasDolly said...

Absolutely gorgeous and yes I do find vans creepy that have no back window. It's one of those hmmmmmmmmm moments!!!

Kathe W. said...

Great shots- I would love to visit a lighthouse!

Veronica Lee said...

I have a fascination for lighthouses. Lovely photos as always, A.

Happy WW!

My GBGV Life said...

We love to go up to Duluth, dip our paws into the water, see the lift bridge, watch ships, and hang out by the water.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely lighthouse photos ~ even with your phone ~ glad you found your camera charger ~ now 'good to go.'

Happy Day To You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Theresa Mahoney said...

It's not a trip for us unless someone has a breakdown. I asked Jason to grab my camera bag on the way out of our hotel when we were in California a few years back. We got all the way to the Grand Canyon when I realized he grabbed the lens bag and not the camera. I had a mini meltdown then. I did use my iPhone, but would have gotten much better shots with my wide angle lens on my camera. Had the lens, but no camera to use it with lol.

I still think you took some lovely shots with your phone.

Mandy said...

Oh kids! Sorry your camera got removed from the charging cable. Did Mica forget the charging cable for his Kindle? Or were you all trying to save space in luggage by not bringing too many cables? … I'm also sorry that put a damper on your day. I've been there (without a camera battery) and understand how frustrating that can be. Glad you were well-charged the rest of the trip!

Meditations in Motion said...

That foam on the beach DOES look like a root beer float! Breakdowns on our family trips usually involve one (or more) of us being hangry too!

An Apel a Day said...

@Mandy they certainly remember any cable that's theirs. Ha! They just space Mom's.

mail4rosey said...

We used to have moments on trips all of the time because my husband was really impatient (we still enjoyed our trips, but there was always a 'moment' in them. I'm sure we'll have some of our own, but right now things have been pretty smooth sailing and very peaceful. :) I'm glad you found your charger!


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