We left the Soo on July 7 and headed for De Tour Village at the end of the St. Mary’s River. A very nice little marina but needing a little unwind time, Dan and I did not even walk into the town. Next time.
Getting a rather late start on the 8th we headed for Mackinac Island arriving mid-afternoon. Mackinac was the only marina that required advance reservations and we planned for three nights to ensure we had plenty of time to explore. Dewey and Mar Flynn were also aboard their powerboat Inisfree (fellow GLCC members).
Mackinac was an interesting experience – absolutely packed with tourists who are riding bikes at wild speeds, pedestrians walking wherever (with dogs), and just a few horses to add to the excitement. I would recommend increasing your life insurance prior to arrival.
No trip to Mackinac would be complete without a visit to the Grand Hotel for lunch. Niels and Vicki treated us for the event, which was exceptionally nice considering that lunch at the Grand Hotel may require a second mortgage. I won’t say more about it other than through pictures:
July 8-10, 2015 45° 50.975’N 84° 36.949’W 376.5 Nautical Miles