Mackinac Island, Lake Huron
Nicholas & Deidre Mace
Sat 28 Jul 2018 15:57
Sailing through the Straits of Mackinac, the Iconic Mackinac Bridge linking the two sides of Michigan
Lighthouses arriving at Mackinac Island
We had heard that Mackinac Island was the MUST see island, as it was steeped in history and do not allow any motorized transport, so horses, carts, carriages, and bicycles are the norm.
The tiny Harbour has a marina, but as usual can not accommodate Meshugga’s size, and as the Ferries scream in at high speed bringing tourists and goods to the island, and the ensuing wake makes the anchorage rolly, so we chose to anchor north of the Harbour break wall just off the breach.
The village is visually quaint, with about 10 Fudge shops, tourist stores all selling the same T-shirts and a gazillion day tourists all intent on sightseeing on bicycles.
No photos of Fudge shops - oops
But ones of the more interesting variety...
We did the obligatory round the island trip on our E-Bikes, a whole 6 miles, along with the gazillion tourist on bicycles, tandem bikes, towing kids, towing dogs, and old folk on electric wheelchairs. It was fun.
We thought that restaurant and bar prices a bit high, but I suppose seeing everything has to come across on the ferry, and be manually carted around I guess it’s understandable. I was surprised that the only island Supermarket, Douds, was reasonably prices as I was stocking up on fresh supplies for about 2 weeks.
We met up with Susan and Mark, who are currently traveling USA in their RV, and plan on buying a Cat next year to cruise and live our lifestyle, with many questions both technical and about the Loop.
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