Monday, August 01, 2011

Made it to the UP

It was hot when we went to bed so all the windows were opened as well as the shades. Nautical twilight is about 4am this far north. By 5:30 Gopher & I were out taking our morning walk.

This is what our campsite looked like at about 6am this morning.

Most of the Great Lakes bulk carriers haul either grain, coal or limestone.

We were on the road by about 7am heading north to the UP. We stopped at the MI Welcome Center in St. Ignace and loaded up with UP information then filled up with propane at a nearby BP.

The plan was to stay the night at the DeTour State Forest campground. We drove through it but it didn't suit us. Very heaving wooded, small sites best suited for tents and no view of anything in particular. We continued to the Village of DeTour. It's as far east as you can go in the UP without taking a $50 ferry ride to Drummond Island. I thought $50 was a bit much for a one mile ferry ride. Not much in the village. On the way, we passed several very nice pull-offs on the Lake Huron side of the road. That's where we are now.

View from tonights campsite

It's just us, once again.

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