Day 222 – The Scenic Sunrise Shore

Day 222 of Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

This morning Petey and I began our tour along Michigan’s Sunrise Shore. Our day started in Mackinaw City where we boarded the 8:30 ferry to Mackinac (Mak-in-aw) Island.  The double-decker catamaran whisked us across Lake Huron in 18 minutes or less on a calm, clear day. 

Mackinac Island

We disembarked into a land of pedestrians, cyclists, and horse drawn carriages…no cars are allowed.  Even the island’s garbage truck is a giant wood cart pulled by horses.  For a brief moment I thought what a nice way to live…no noise, no exhaust fumes, and naturally exercising to get around.  Then I thought of the snow, the rain, and running late. I wander what the islanders do, especially in the winter.  Perhaps snow mobiles are allowed.