Monday, October 5, 2020
We spent our last day in the Upper Peninsula today. After visiting Tahquamenon Falls State Park, we continued to Whitefish Point, and then directly south to the Straits of Mackinac. After crossing the Mackinac Bridge, we made a brief side trip to the McGulpin Point lighthouse on the shore of Lake Michigan, and then on to our campsite on the shore of Lake Huron. So I was able to dip my hand into the water of three Great Lakes – Superior, Michigan, and Huron all in one day. Being the cold-blooded southern boy I am, I couldn’t bring myself to swim in any of them. It was amazing how different the weather was on the southern side of the straits. It had been blustery and quite crisp all day, until we crossed the bridge just before sunset. As we made camp, the wind calmed, and I actually broke a little sweat setting up the camper. We had to borrow a ladder from our neighbors in the site next door so Sue could put a temporary cover on the hole in the camper’s roof created when I very cleverly backed the trailer into an overhanging apple tree at McGulpin Point lighthouse snapping off the TV antenna we never use anyway.