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Are These Kids Crazy or Stumbled on Something Great?

Updated on August 18, 2011

Opening view to the pier starts at the boat dock.

View of the boats docked at the Lorain Lighthouse.
View of the boats docked at the Lorain Lighthouse.

The evening begins


It's the last day of July and a very warm Sunday. Actually it was hot. I had plans to hang out with a friend of mine but what we would do had not been decided yet. I got Tom’s call and he gave out three great ideas. We went with the decision to visit the Lorain Ohio Light house. With it being on the lake, Tom figured we would at least get a breeze to keep us cool.

We first stopped for dinner at the only restaurant visible in the nearly deserted down town Lorain. Scorchers was serving up some pretty decent food fair, so if you’re in the area stop by and enjoy their chili and very large fried mushrooms. I found both wonderful.

Dinner was our excuse to allow the evening to progress in hopes of the temperatures cooling down as the sun set. This was a good idea as when we left the restaurant there was a definite drop in temperature and we could feel the breeze.


Newly restored path to view the lighthouse.
Newly restored path to view the lighthouse.

The amazing site.


Tom with his Cannon camera in hand and me with my Android II phone with camera, headed up the beautiful newly renovated pathway of the Lorain Lighthouse piers. As we approached the end of this walkway we were welcomed by an amazing site. A group of young people, children and teenagers were jumping off of the pier to keep cool. I heard a couple state they thought they were crazy. Now when I look at the depth of the jump before getting to the water, I imagine it to be about a ten foot drop I could see how what they were doing seemed crazy. That didn’t seem to persuade them at all. These kids were having fun and how I wish I had their abandon and fearlessness.

This picture doesn't do justice to the distance of the jump these young ones were making.
This picture doesn't do justice to the distance of the jump these young ones were making.

The fun at its best.

Bravely they took turns and sometimes they went together. One young man preferred to jump with an inner tube tire and he even helped the young girls by jumping with them, as the seemed a bit more timid and didn’t want to do solo jumps. I’ll start with my favorite picture of the young man who did a backward flip into the water.


This teen completed a back turn before landing feet first in the water.
This teen completed a back turn before landing feet first in the water.
Three at a time take the plunge.
Three at a time take the plunge.
Ready! Set! Jump!
Ready! Set! Jump!

Fun for everyone to be had.

There were many people at the pier. I saw the cutest little boy, whose mother let me get a picture of him safely dressed in a life jacket. There were couples walking their dogs. There were people fishing off the rocks.


Isn't he adorable in that little life jacket?
Isn't he adorable in that little life jacket?
Couples walking their dogs.
Couples walking their dogs.
Fishermen at their favorite sport!
Fishermen at their favorite sport!

A different vibe when the sun sets.

As the evening wore down the view changed slightly with the setting sun. Families started leaving and lovers showed for the romantic show the evening displayed for us all. It was a perfect summer evening to be remembered by me and it was right near my very own neighborhood.


Romance that doesn't cost a dime.
Romance that doesn't cost a dime.
The Lorain Lighthouse has cast its spell.
The Lorain Lighthouse has cast its spell.
Perfect veiw to end the night.
Perfect veiw to end the night.

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    • Eloise Hope profile image

      Eloise Hope 

      7 years ago from Portland, Oregon, USA

      Very pretty; thanks for sharing the evening.

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      Just Life 

      7 years ago

      What a greatday! And wonderful photos!

      I loved it all!

    • Becky Puetz profile image

      Becky 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      It looks and sounds as though you and your friends had a very enjoyable evening. Great pictures too. Thanks for sharing your day.

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