arrival, St. Ignace:
I arrive in St. Ignace, Michigan, the town where the northern end of the Mackinac Bridge arrives, so therefore on the Upper Peninsula. I set up my tent in my shady, pine-surrounded beachfront campsite.
The above photos are of my view; the water is Lake Huron. In the photo on the right, you see Mackinac Island.
It's around noon, and with tonight's sleeping quarters all set, I drive into town to see what St. Ignace itself has to offer. I see a pretty marina, park my car, and walk the docks...
...and take pictures of boats. The above photos are of the same boat. Fishing boat, I assume.
So really not a whole lot in St. Ignace itself. Cute shops, a casino just out of town. Last year, my plan was to probably hang in town and perhaps visit the casino via the shuttle. However, in my motel room a couple nights ago, on my way up to the Upper Peninsula, I browsed rest-area-acquired brochures on the Mackinac Bridge region. Barely a thought last year, this year Mackinac Island is a necessity. Like St. Ignace, it has shops to offer, and it seems it'll have much, much more ................................
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