We made the straightforward drive to Mackinac City with just one large, needed our emergency lights on, type rain storm to hinder our drive. The ferry ride to Mackinac Island was smooth and soon we were leaving the very busy streets of the town that mixed modern era with Victorian flare behind. Avoiding hordes of cyclist and frequent horse-drawn carriages and dreys we were soon walking the lakeshore route around the southeastern end of the island. It is a road walk but still a pretty walk. As we walked the skies darkened and distant rumbling thunder could be heard. We were walking towards the storm and about 2.5 miles in to our walk the storm arrived. We ducked under trees and my poncho for some time to try and stay dry. We did manage rather well I think. Once the weather broke we continued our walk around and then via the Britush military landing site ( war of 1812) we returned through the forested middle of the island back to the bustling village. A fine afternoon.
We are back at our hotel on the mainland now. Full of decent dinner and very good ice cream.