Today I woke up, and then I rode my bicycle.
Specifically, I left the comforts of Camp Vagabond, and made my way 71 miles to the Michihistrigan campground, just outside of Gould City.
If we’re going to be completely honest, today’s biking was perfectly pleasant…except for the pedaling part. I was facing a fierce headwind and slightly uphill roads every single mile along the way.
Fortunately, every time I started asking myself “why do you do these absurd things!?” I caught a glimpse of glorious Lake Michigan and remembered that I’m one lucky bearded-biking son-of-a-gun to be able to experience America on my own two wheels.
Other highlights from today’s travels include a lovely lighthouse outside Manistique.
The Michigan locals continue to impress me with their friendly attitudes and sturdy dispositions.
And of course, the wildlife up here is really wild!
Of course, it’s not all lakeside bliss up here on the U.P.
I have one task ahead of me this evening, and it’s a dinosaur-sized doozy. After five days on the road it’s time to redistribute my load among my panniers. Unpacking my saddlebags was, as always, an EVENT.
Now it’s time for me to channel my inner Mary Poppins, and repack that impossible amount of gear into four panniers.
Stay sanguine, sugars!