Mileage from start: 3,281
Maybe that hotel stay was all we needed? With clean bikes and clean selves and full stomachs we left Chimney Corners Lodge and continued south on Route 22. Despite following very close to the shore of Lake Michigan for the last 300+ miles, we’ve seen very little of it. It’s just off to our right, somewhere.
When we do see it, I am surprised by how clear the water is and how varied the colors. It’s blue or aqua or green.
Today a strong wind was pushing breakers three feet high to shore.
Around 3 p.m. we left Lake Michigan and started east. We will work southeast toward Port Huron from here then pass into Canada again until Niagara Falls.
The wind was less intense once we got inland a bit and we stopped for burritos and ice cream and pickled asparagus at a small, but nice, grocery store.
The final 40 miles were pleasant thanks to the ice cream.
We are sharing a state park campground with a group of teenagers who are enjoying their youth by being as loud as they can.