Sunday, August 18, 2013

Glimpses of Mackinac

Colorful kayaks float just beyond Arch Rock in the waters surrounding Mackinac Island. We enjoyed a carriage tour with a stop at Arch Rock where you look out on the sparkling waters of the Straits of Mackinac.

As a part of the carriage tour there is an option to view the butterflies at a Butterfly Conservatory on Surrey Hill. Hundreds of the colorful insects flutter and float throughout a fairly large indoor space. There are so many that visitors are warned to check their clothing for hitchhiker butterflies before you leave.

August nights that are warm and calm bring beauty to the Straits of Mackinac. This weekend, with an almost full moon, brought magical views of the Big Mac Bridge, including this one of a freighter gliding eastward through the Straits.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler

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