Northern States Tour – Day 12


Day’s distance: 288 miles
Total trip distance: 3,103 miles

The temperatures started in the mid 60’s and ended up in the low 80’s. It was humid and misty this morning. By the afternoon, it was humid and mostly sunny.

I found some really nice coffee at State Street Coffee Company, in Cheboygan, this morning after leaving Mackinaw City just after 8am.


The route today followed the shore of Lake Huron, along mostly two-lane roads that were almost always straight and flat. Of course, the photo I choose to post is atypical of those I rode on today.

Hwy 23 along eastern shore of Lake Huron

It felt good to be back on the road after two full days off the bike in Mackinaw City. Road construction at various points slowed me down a bit, but no particular stop was too long. Eventually I made it to Port Austin, my destination.While the weather was going to be nice enough to camp tonight, I chose to stay at the Beachcomber Motel.


The motel is situated right on the shore of Lake Huron.


It was a beautiful evening and I enjoyed sunset while having some pizza and beer.


This was a good day. Motorcycle travel is food for my soul. Everything from the misty cloudy morning to the beautiful finish. I live a charmed life.

Tomorrow, I’ll cross into Canada to stay at Niagara-on-the-Lake, a Canadian town near Niagara Falls, NY. Looking forward to it!

2 thoughts

  1. Yes, my friend. You DO lead a charmed life! I can’t believe how quickly you have covered so much ground.

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