It was ok that it was overcast on most of the hike. With the sun out it would have been hotter.
Our lunch at Cherry Republic: Cherry salad, hamburger with cherry juice, cherry ice tea & of cherry pie. After all we are in CHERRY LAND. http://www.cherryrepublic.com/glen-arbor-cafe
We visited their store that is EVERYTHING CHERRY. Enjoyed tastings of cherry sodas and cherry wine. Brought some home. http://www.cherryrepublic.com/glen-arbor-great-hall
Near Glen Haven at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum we watched a re-enactment of beeches buoy rescue drill of shipwreck victims using the Lyle Gun (used to fire a rescue line from shore to ship in distress).
Gun used to shoot rope out to distressed ship, This is the only rifle
designed by the Army that was not designed to kill.
Rope in a pattern so it doesn't get tangled. Box goes to distressed ship
on rope that was sent out to by rifle above.
Read the website for better explanation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyle_gun
Also visited the Cannery Boathouse. It had been a cherry cannery. Now houses interesting 6 - 8 historic boats.
Can you see the person climbing up the Dune? The speck on the left side. Also people on the shoreline.
On the Road Again Saturday June 18 to go canoeing on the Platte River. It was a beautiful sunny day. The river is generally shallow and very clear.
We journeyed across School Lake and again onto the Platte River. As we came into School Lake we successfully stayed away from the sandbars. Because it was Saturday there were a lot of people rafting, kayaking and canoeing. We often had to carefully steer around groups of 10 to 15 rafters just lounging along. At one congested area we got hung up on a sandbar. As a fellow was helping us off the sandbar, Phil and I both pushed off from the same side. Swish and we were tipped over into waist deep cool, refreshing water. The fellow helped Phil get all the water out of the canoe and we were on our way again. Again I can say it was refreshing. At least we didn't tip over in the deeper waters of the lake.
Bought some Petoskey rocks. They were
The left one is unpolished, center a sketch, right one if polished. Very interesting designs.
We watched a video about the Dunes at the Visitors Center.
We went to Mass at St. Philip Neri Church. It is always interesting
to participate in a different community's service.