Day 39 - Birch Run to Port Huron MI
Mileage: 87 miles
Weather: Mid 60s to start. Low 70s to end. Winds out of the north.
Highlights of the day:
We had another beautiful day on the bicycle. I won’t even apologize if you’re bored reading all about the weather we’ve been having day after day. Something is working in our favor. If writing about each day is part of it, it will be a task I will continue, gladly. Sunny skies. No clouds. Light winds, mostly favorable. Very moderate temperatures. To all out there - keep doing what ever you’re doing!
We were back into farm country. A little less corn. A little more short vegetation that could have been a root veggie or beans or something. What ever it was, it was a nice change. There were cows too. We also saw some horse-drawn farming equipment. Interesting to see as long as one is careful of its, um, exhaust.
Our first SAG du jour was at a picnic pull-off complete with an Artesian well, trees, and a babbling brook. No Artesians were seen. SAG food was consumed.
Some of the riders took a short detour into Brown City to see the local 9/11 memorial. The locals take great pride in this display. They welcome the opportunity to explain the site’s history and how the steel column from one of the Twin Towers was transported from New York City to Brown City.
SAG #2 was at a town park in Yale. The town of Yale is the self-professed capital of bologna. It is serious. They have annual Yale Bologna Festival, complete with a crowned King and Queen of Bologna. This year, we were a week late. It’s all over so there’s not much to report but you can read all about it here.
Our destination today is Port Huron. Port Huron borders the St Clair River and Lake Huron. A quick off route ride brought us to a great view of the bridge we will be crossing tomorrow. We climb over the Blue Water Bridge for a 3-day stretch in the Canadian province of Ontario. A slightly different accent, more farms, and some new Canadian jerseys await!