Greetings, all. I have posted four pictures, but I've learned that they don't always post in the order I enter them. One was taken approaching Drummond Island, about 40 miles south of Sault Ste. Marie. It shows five rental lodges on the west shore. There is one taken from the ferry looking back toward the town of De Tour. Another is a nothing special shot of Lake Huron with some wild flowers in the foreground. Finally there is a shot of a "pasty". This is, an iconic upper peninsula (UP) food that was the traditional miner's lunch. We haven't eaten it yet. We'll do it for supper. It consists of pork, beef, onions, potato, rutabaga and seasonings wrapped in a pie crust and baked. By the way, it is pictured on a full-sized dinner plate.
Actually, we wouldn't recommend this side trip. I'm sure that the quaint, touristy Mackinac Island that we did not visit would be a better choice. We went to Drummond because we could take the Jeep. We probably drove 40 miles on the island. By the way, there was a 75 acre private island for sale if anyone is interested. Drummond is extremely rural. We saw an adult doe beside the road, and we visited a couple of RV Parks. They were accessible by narrow, winding, one-lane, dirt roads. There was a medium sized class A (an Allegro) at one of them, and the ferry can handle a big rig. But, they are small and primative. There's fishing and swimming beaches, but the operative word is "rural". There are some nice resorts, but water access is limited.
We found a nice little (36 seats) restaurant just one half mile east of the end of M134. It's called the Port O'Call. There is an amazing deli attached. We had flash fried, breaded Walleye Pike strips for an appetizer. My haddock sandwich was as big as the flounder sandwiches at Bagaduce. Durelle had a shrimp burger like the ones on the road to Hunting Island State Park in SC. They have over 200 brands of beer.
Tomorrow we head west to Marquette.