The Huron is only making a few trips a day, but it makes a huge difference to Mackinac Island. Great Lakes Air has been our only way to get off island (and I'm so thankful they exist!) Everything- from mail to Doud's stock of groceries- has arrived by plane. Flying is more expensive. Residents of Mackinac Island can buy a yearly ferry pass, which is a huge blessing!
In the afternoon, I went to the Mackinac Island Courthouse and voted in the Michigan Primary. (Mackinac County votes were split 666-667, not that Michigan delegates are by counties... but it shows how evenly split things are). Afterward, I went to the school so my toddler could enjoy the playground while we waited for school to get out.
A gray and foggy day:
There was enough snow for snowmobiles! ...At least for those living up in the village. The wind hasn't let much snow stay on the roads at the Mission Point end of the island, so I've still been biking.
Fun with facepaint when we got home:
In the evening, our apartment was vibrating. This means a big boat is passing. It wasn't a freighter, but the US Coast Guard!
It's nice to see boats in these waters once more!
How does a guy lose his winter boot? (My hubby joked that it must have been aiming for Boot Island, which is northeast.)
A panoramic shot of Mission Point Resort (playing with an iPhone app called DMD):