Rocks and Sea Glass

The other day I was in a store and I found myself drawn to a jar of rocks.  I thought this is really cool.  I love the way this looks.  I just couldn’t buy a jar of rocks though.  I have jars at home and I was sure I could find some rocks.  I’m not really a Pinterest project person. Crafts aren’t a strength of mine but I figured I could handle a rock jar.

I’ve never  really been a collector of anything but I love the idea of having my house decorated with items from the environment around me.  I’ve never gone hunting for rocks or sea glass before.  Thankfully I live next to Lake Superior and that seemed like a good place to start the hunt for my homemade rock jar.

rocks1 My husband, son and I had a morning free so we headed to our favorite beach Wisconsin Point and spent the morning rock hunting.  Hubby and I rock hunted, my son was quickly lured into the lake to do some swimming.

It turned out to be a really fun family activity.  And we had some good luck.  We found blue, green and clear sea glass and an agate among the other pretty rocks and pebbles we collected.

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We got a decent start on my rock jar and had a great time making some family memories!  I threw in this last picture just because it is so beautiful!

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Wisconsin Point

During the summer one of our favorite places to go is Wisconsin Point.  It’s a long stretch of sandy beach surrounded by forest and Lake Superior.  You can see the hillside of Duluth and the ships out in the lakes.  There is a stoic white lighthouse with a red roof. On a still day, the gentle lapping of the water is mesmerizing and on a strong windy day the powerful waves crashing on the beach are a site to behold.  Nothing can soothe the soul after a long day like a few hours at this beautiful beach.

Wisconsin Point is also an entry point for ships.  wp6We have been out there numerous times but we have never been out there when a ship has come through. Then the other night we were just starting to pack up to leave and I noticed a ship that looked as if it was lining up to come in. We jumped in the truck and drove down further down the beach to the entry point.  I was right! The ship was coming through the entry point!  This huge ship was close enough to talk to the crew.  They even blew the horn for Noah when he asked.  I had no idea how long these ships, or are they boats? Anyway, I had no idea that these Great Lake’s ships are so long.  It was so fun and so exciting to actually be there when a ship came through the entry.  I am hoping since we spend so much time at this beautiful place that we will get to see another ship come through.  Maybe next time it will be a salty (a ship that does both lake and ocean) and we can see what the differences are.

If you haven’t been to Wisconsin Point you should definitely put it on your list of destinations this summer.