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... of the houses are quite substantial while others looked like weekend retreats.
Near Harbor Springs we saw some mansions with horse paddocks. Had lunch overlooking the marina and looking back to some lovely houses. Harbor Springs is obviously a very wealthy area and a tourist place. We tried to use the public restrooms at the beach but they were locked as the beach was closed. marina was far more accommodating and even had hot water ...
People from the Upper Peninsular of Michigan are called Yoopers. We are on the southern tip of the UP in St Ignace.
As predicted the weather has turned sour and it has rained or drizzled for most of the day. We had planned a quiet day so that was good for us.
Breakfast in Paradise was danish pastries or donuts, coffee and juice. I opted for one of our apples and some sultanas (courtesy of Comfort Hotel Chicago).
Headed off on ...
... over the water. We took a jet ferry to Mackinac Island for the day. There are no cars allowed on the island . Only feet, bicycles, snowmobiles, and horse and carriage/wagon. We took a self guided walking tour and a narrated horses and carriage tour. Visited historic Ft. Mackinac and had lunch at the Tea Room which is owned by the Grand Hotel. Did not have time to actually tour the hotel grounds, but enjoyed riding by it. Definitely brings ...
... We missed towns here and there but certainly got a flavor of Canadian hospitality everywhere we stopped. We were able to take advantage of some farmers' markets for fresh fruit and vegetables, locally owned bakeries for butter tarts (a Canadian staple), and restaurants famous for fish and chips (another Canadian staple). We ate lots of very tasty "whitefish" and "pickerel" (also known as walleye).
After the last lock on the Trent-Severn, we worked ...
... 5 miles long and connects the Upper Peninsula to Lower Michigan. Amazing suspension bridge. Will be taking a ferry to Mackinac Island tomorrow or next day. No cars allowed on the island. Transportation is limited to horse and carriage, bicycling or walking. Several sites to see there including the Grand Hotel where movie "A Place In Time " was filmed. More tomorrow. Life is ...