On the third day of our trip we set off mid-morning for Macinack Island on a speedy ferry. C had to hold his hat down to prevent it from flying off in the wind!
After braving the wild bicycle traffic filling the streets, we ate our packed lunch behind a little library and enjoyed the view. The kids of course got wet….
We walked through much of the crowded town and finally emerged on the other side, closer to the route up the hill.
Stopping for a break!
The crowds thinned after a bit and we had a lovely walk up to Arch Rock and a vista point.
We decided to head a little out of our way to Skull Cave and then take the ferry back to the mainland. So off we were, walking on a road that was dotted with horse manure (walking, bikes and horse wagons are the only way to get around the island). The path was long but who would pass up the chance to see something called Skull Cave?!?
Turns out we should have skipped it…..
With our food and water supplies running low, we heaved our burdens and turned back to town.
J carried the heaviest load: a tired 4 year old.
Ah! Civilization in sight!
But we had to stop for a rest again, with only fudge left to give us strength to carry on.
The children were weak with hunger and weariness. And irritation at having their picture taken.
We trudged to the ferry and collapsed in our seat.
But not before buying salt water taffy! We combined that with the wind from the speedy ferry and the ill-chosen seats and our energy returned!!
So we moved to better seats to eat the taffy. 😉
C and I practice our fake smiles.
That night we had dinner around the fire.
And toasted our toes. 🙂