Repeat after me. There will be no rhyme or reason for the way Bree blogs from this point forward.
Everytime I say how I’m going to blog – with a neat little schedule supplied so you know what to look for – I turn around and do the exact opposite. Well, it can’t be helped – living on this island does not, cannot, and will not involve scheduling – it’s just impossible.
So – forget all that I said a few days ago about when you would see a “full-length” blog and when you would see “one” picture. I’m just going to hope you log in every day to see if something is here – and nine times out of ten there will be.
Trish Martin’s Nature Walk was today, and it was fantastic. I even took notes! It’s going to take me a few days to sort all that out though, so tonight I just want to share with you some paths I took today.
After the nature walk, I ran (you know I didn’t really run – I use that word very loosely) down to Small Point Inn to take some pictures for a friend in California. On the way back, I started snapping photos as I was walking through Mission Point Resort and kept on clicking most of the way home. Hope you enjoy this little walk in pictures, with captions:
This Mission Point Resort couple has the right idea about a perfect vacation - beautiful scenery, two good books, cool breeze, sunny day.
Tulips growing up into the white lilac bushes at Mission Point Resort.
A side path in the Mission District.
I climbed Mission Hill and walked along the East Bluff to see the Mission District spread out below.
The blues of the sky and the water today almost exactly matched. An Arnold ferry cuts through the water coming in to dock.
Round Island light peeks out from behind the steeple of St. Anne's.
A freighter slips by the island, dwarfing the lighthouses and the ferry.
The Mackinac Island Marina and ferry docks - the most photographed spot in Michigan, according to National Geographic. This photo also shows the breakwater located off the shoreline of the Iroquois Hotel. The breakwater protects the harbor from the action of Lake Huron waves.
At the west end of the East Bluff, I chose to follow the path to the fort. Crow's Nest Trail would have taken me down the stairs to the back of Marquette Park.
I bypassed Anne's Tablet today, but could have simply veered off this path and been there in under a minute. After a two-hour nature tour and the walk down to Small Point Inn, my feet were saying "Save it for another day, please!" You can see the wedding gazebo at the top of the trail.
The gazebo from the movie, "Somewhere in Time", and scene of many island weddings.
The Steward's Quarters, which stands next to the State Park Office, which stands next to Fort Mackinac. The Steward's Quarters can be rented on a monthly basis during the season. The view is incredible!
The Avenue of Flags at the back entrance to Fort Mackinac.
I followed this three-horse hitch the rest of the way home.
I left the condo at 10:15 this morning and walked in the backdoor at 3:00 this afternoon. Except for a brief visit with Frankie and her lab, Hershey on their front porch, I had been in constant movement for all that time – which explains why my clothes are beginning to be a little looser around my middle! And that’s a good thing!