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Saskatchewan’s Lighthouse | Cochin, Saskatchewan

For my birthday last week my wish was to go on a little day trip and see a place in Saskatchewan that I’d never been. I chose Cochin, to see Saskatchewan’s only lighthouse. If you know anything about Saskatchewan, you know we are a land locked province, so the idea of a lighthouse is kind of . . . pointless. This one was built in the village of Cochin as a tourist attraction, and while it is nowhere near the ocean, it is right between two lakes; Jackfish Lake and Murray Lake.

We were lucky that last Wednesday was also really the first warm day we’ve had here all year and it was a beautiful drive out to Cochin.

I’m excited to already be already accomplishing something off of my list of twenty-eight things!

Photos are from my phone, Samsung Note 3 and camera, Canon 5D Mark II with the 35mm f/1.4 lens.

Is there a local place around you that you’ve never been
but would like to visit sometime?

I’m linking up with Oak & Oats.


  1. meg pitts May 26, 2014

    Wow! Such a cool place!!! There’s an old wooden covered bridge around here somewhere that I’d love to visit and photograph one day! Now I just need to find it!

  2. Madison May 26, 2014

    This looks like such a meat place. I love that it’s a pointless lighthouse, for some reason that makes it even better to me 🙂 I love your family photos, you are a beautiful family 🙂

  3. Natalye May 26, 2014

    Looks so serene there… and the steps up to the lighthouse really add to the atmosphere! Here in Berlin I still have yet to make it out to a place called peacock island, but hope to get there this summer.

    • Chantel Klassen May 28, 2014

      I just Googled Peacock Island -it looks awesome!

  4. Elizabeth Mayberry May 26, 2014

    I love traveling to near by places!!

    • Chantel Klassen May 28, 2014

      Yes, you seem to have so many cool places nearby!

  5. Rachel Cox May 26, 2014

    All of these pictures look like postcards! What great shots. So gorgeous!

  6. I live in Alberta, so I’m very familiar with Saskatchewan’s terrain! How cool that there’s a lighthouse there.

    Such gorgeous pictures you’ve captured here! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Lorraine Yeung May 27, 2014

    Wow, what a fun a special day! Open skies and never ending plains!.

    • Chantel Klassen May 28, 2014

      Yeah, I suppose that’s the nice part of living on the prairies. 🙂

  8. Amy May 27, 2014

    oh my gosh, the ones of just her and the clouds = swoon! such alovely pictures!!

  9. Jess Elyse May 27, 2014

    Lighthouses are fun! Great photos. Looks like a great outing, but for me, anytime I’m next to water it will be a good outing!

    • Chantel Klassen May 28, 2014

      Thanks Jess! Yes, water usually means it’s a good one! 🙂

  10. What a cool story behind the lighthouse! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lighthouse that’s not right on the ocean. This seems like such a lovely, fun way to spend the day. And awesome about crossing one of your ’28 things’ off the list!

  11. Gen Delali May 29, 2014

    the place looks amazing! and those horses in the distance…i must come see this place. 🙂

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