It’s the fifth day “living” on a bicycle. I have adjusted to the reality that I probabably will not see my home and “modern” convieniences for some time still. I don’t mind, because (in spite of the hardships) when this journey is over, I know I will wish it lasted longer.
To start the day, I quickly broke camp, and resumed my pedaling toward Rogers City. I followed a sign that invited travelers to visit Presque Isle, and see their 2 lighthouses. The turn off the road ended up being a 6 mile comittment before seeing a lighthouse. (that equals 12 miles out of my way)
I visited the original lighthouse, and painted it while the kind lighthouse keeper let me use their electricity to charge my camera’s battery. I think the older lighthouse has the more picturesque setting between the two lighthouses, but the new lighthouse has the best view!
In Roger’s City, I picked up my birthday present from my sister. (a tripod with flexible legs, so you could wrap it around a tree or a fence or a BIKE!) Thanks Carrie. While at the post office, I used the gifts box to send a pair of shoes and jeans that I will never use on this trip home. (i was warned about bringing too many clothes). Also of note, Roger’s City’s post office has aWPA mural depicting the town’s limestone quary.
My best memory of Roger’s City was it’s bike trail. It’s trail winds through the city’s pine woods and follows Lake Huron’s shore, guiding the cyclist to the nearby state park.
En route towards Cheboygan, I stopped at the 40 mile Lighthouse. I didn’t intend to spend so much of my time painting/photographing lighthouses, but seeing them in person is hard to pass up…especially with sand in your toes!