There we were, all dressed and ready to go; but earlier in the morning,Β  we had been doing a little more research on our final destination and had discovered it was incredibly expensive.

So we decided to stay here another night and take advantage of the good wifi connection to do some more research; the outcome is, we think we can go ahead with our (as yet, secret) destination.

We spent four hours on two computers then needed a break. We also needed some cash to pay for the 2nd night and for fuel, so we headed into town to an ATM.

And, surprise, surprise – this is a great little town – lots of motels and places to eat and a very friendly visitor centre; the lady in there gave us a map of a mile-long walk along the boardwalk alongside the waters of Lake Huron.

First, a late breakfast in a 50’s style diner

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before doing the boardwalk

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St. Ignace is one of the oldest cities founded by Europeans in Michigan. Before French contact, Native Americans had inhabited the area for centuries. Historic peoples here were the Iroquoian-speaking Wendat, whom the French called the Huron and, dominating the area by the 18th century, the Anishinaabe Ojibwe.

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This structure is in the grounds of the Ojibwa Museum

You can see, some stormy weather was coming in – and it did

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So we rode back to the motel, paid for another night and then carried on with the research.

Around 4pm, the skies cleared and we needed some fresh air, so back in the riding gear and across town to take some photos of the beautiful Mackinac Bridge

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This bridge connects the upper peninsula of Michigan to the mainland; on the right, looking at the photo, you have Lake Huron, on the right is Lake Michigan

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On the way back, we rode to Castle Rock; I climbed the steps the 200 feet to this grand viewpoint

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and, finally, the interstate we will head west on tomorrow

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All for now. Goodnight πŸ™‚

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