|The Mackinaw Bridge|
So we didn't.
That didn't mean no boat rides. I wanted to take one of the terrifying ferries to the island. They go fast, 23 mph!!! Hey, I go less than 10.
While underway I had a conversation with a local. A man who lives on the island all year long (yes, I think that is crazy) just came back from a fishing trip in Boston with friends. He gave us a couple ideas of "must dos." First, visit the fort. Second, eat lunch at the Tea Room in the fort, which has the best view on the island. He listed a couple of other things (governor's mansion, Grand Hotel, buggy rides, walk along West Bluff to see the amazing houses), but we spent a few hours at the fort then headed back. One of the better forts to tour, by the way. We should know. We've seen several on this trip.
|Downtown Mackinac Island.|
No cars allowed.
|The Bark Chapel. The fort is on the hill beyond it.|
|Pan view from our lunch spot.|
|On the ferry|
|Trash pickup on the island.|
|The marina below. We could have stayed there|
but many complain about the ferries waking them.
|We ate pizza here. Crazy ambiance. Decent 'za.|