We took Shepler’s ferry to Mackinac Island, which has added a tour boat like feature to their cruise. On the way to the island, the ferry detoured to go under the Mackinac Bridge, taking us from Lake Huron into Lake Michigan and then back again. Pictures of this bridge from the car deck have been a family meme for ages. I think that my shot offers a new and interesting perspective. We had hauled our bike across on the ferry, so as soon we docked, we were ready to go.
Instead of going counterclockwise around the island, like we usually do, we went the other way. We rode M-185 (I still can’t get over the fact that what is essentially a bike path, is also a state highway.) north as far as British Landing. Then in an attempt to escape the maddening crowd, we headed inland. It worked, mostly. We explored two new to us features, Cave in the Woods and Crack-in-the-Island. Their names are more prosaic than their actuality. Such is the power of advertising. Anne got props for negotiating a rather technical trail on her “10-speed”. The trail sported rocks, roots, mud and road apples. Oh my!
Afterwards, we went on to the pictured Arch Rock and then back down to town. We schlepped through tourist row, but didn’t find anything worth buying and all of the restaurants were too crowded. So, we took the ferry back to the mainland and had a lite late lunch in St. Ignace. We both had a great time.