Tired from our hike but still having a little bit of energy left, we decided to continue north and stop for a tour of Split Rock Lighthouse. This was, by far, the most tourist-ey thing we did during the entire trip, but we both enjoyed the tour (our guide was a cool, old guy who was very excited and informative,) and learned a little bit, too.
View of the keepers' homes, from the deck of the lighthouse:
Going up . . .
The lens (this was huge, and very beautifully constructed):
The lens is, as I understand it, clock-operated, so it needs to be wound periodically. It was neat to watch it rotate over our heads, catching the light. (Although it was not actually lit -- the lighthouse is only lit a few times a year nowadays.)
Old Skool stove in the head keeper's home:
Christmas card worthy:
(Too bad I don't send Christmas cards!)
After our tour, we decided to move on and up -- up north, that is!