Sunday, 9th August 2009; 10:49 am - Location:

I stopped in Manistee (not to be confused with Manistique; that’s in a few days) for a break, and for gas. I forgot to check the gas level before leaving Ludington, and I wasn’t sure I’d make it without running empty, but Mike’s GPS directed me to a station before I ran out.

It’s warming up and definitely humid. Some clouds moving in, but not to the north where I’m headed. Less breeze but still not oppressive. It’s not even 11am yet. Give it time. I’m keeping the baseball cap on my head, even though it cuts down on the cooling breeze; I don’t want my balding head to fry.

Manistee is a nice harbor town, with a quiet business district downtown (at least it’s quiet today), and a channel to the lake lined with pleasure craft and fishing charters. It has a nice riverfront boardwalk. There are some generic waterfront condos but the place isn’t overrun, and parts of the channel are actually still natural and undeveloped.

Don’t be alarmed by the flock of vultures.

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