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We purchased a ferry and a horse carriage ride ticket for our day on the island which covers 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) in land area. It is located in Lake Huron, at the eastern end of the Straits of Mackinac, between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas. European exploration began in the 17th century. It served a strategic position amidst the commerce of ...
... and the longest suspension bridge between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. Mackinaw City is the most popular tourist city in the state of Michigan. Since it was late in the tourist season the crowds were less than in the peak time during the summer. We stayed at a great campground over looking Lake ...
... and steamed potatoes (no butter or sour cream). Felt more like a proper meal. if any food is left on your plate, you are offered a box to take it away. i stripped the meat off the bones when we got back to the motel - lunch for tomorrow.
Finding bread rolls has been a bit tricky. We have had wraps for the last 2 days as an alternative.
Visited the old lighthouse in St Ignace before going back to the motel. Off south tomorrow
... route south and first stop was Port Iroquois Light Station. We were able to walk to the top of the tower. Overcast day and view over Lake Superior was a little affected but still worth the walk up the 76 steps. Had passed lots of bike riders along the way and came across their support vehicles at the Light Station. Food and drinks were waiting for them. It was an organised bike holiday.
At Bay Mills we saw an interesting old Indian Cemetery ...
... upon thousands of bicycles were racked, but ready for rental.
Exhausted after another day of sight seeing fun, we ferried back to St. Ignace for beddie-bye at The Cedars. Tomorrow morning, Maura would drive Surly and I over the Mackinac Bridge to the Lower Peninsula town of Mackinaw City to continue on my journey.