Day 36 - Manitowoc WI to Ludington MI
Mileage: 7 miles
Weather: Partly cloudy. Temps in the low 70s. Yes, this is Wisconsin and it is July.
Highlights of the day:
Today was our off day with a twist. We spent 4 hours on a boat, The Badger, crossing Lake Michigan. It’s an old coal-fired steam drive ferry with some kind of ash reclamation system to be more ecological. Riders spent a lot of time napping, eating, playing bingo or just relaxing. The staff did much of the same. Big ship, more fun!!!
Gary, an alumnus from North 2011, made his annual visit. He meets us at the dock in Manitowoc and provides us cheese & crackers & drinks to be enjoyed while we wait to get on the boat. It’s a great way to close out our time in Wisconsin. It’s also a grand opportunity for our riders to swap stories & compare experiences. Thank you Gary!
We arrived in Ludington at what our bodies thought was 6:00pm. Unfortunately, we cross into the last time zone of the tour, stealing an hour away from us. 😬 Tomorrow morning is going to rather early. Best to just stop thinking about the time change and accept the fact that it is after 10:00pm (gulp!). The good thing is we crossed our 6th border into our 7th state, Michigan. Time for a quick dinner and quick to bed as we get up early to do a little 112 mile ride tomorrow. Sleep well! Sleep fast!