Airplanes and Ice bridges



I haven’t traveled much this winter. I haven’t had the best luck with it. As the snow continued to fall in February, so did the ceiling, leaving me at the airport at all the wrong times! Finally, however, I was able to catch a ride on the ice bridge instead and just skipped the plane altogether. It was my first (and so far only) ride on the ice bridge this year, and I had heard how bumpy it had gotten on the island side. And everyone was right! But once we got further out into the lake, the bridge started to smooth out and the rest of the ride was just fine.

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On my way back, however, with the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky, I decided to take the plane home. It was a little windy, leaving our 5-person plane a little shaky in the sky, but other than that the ride was quick, as it usually is! The other nice thing about the flight was the view:

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The thin white line visible from the sky? That's the ice bridge :)
The thin white line visible from the sky? That’s the ice bridge 🙂

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A view of downtown Mackinac
A view of downtown Mackinac

My snowmobile broke down on me recently, so I’ve been getting back into the idea of having to walk everywhere again…. although that sometimes brings me to a new adventure (just a little hint of my next picture post, hehe). And for those of you who might not know, March is National Reading Month! I want to say a big thanks to those of you who have been reading my little online book about post-apocalyptic Mackinac! I still haven’t figured out a title for it yet… anyway, my goal for the reading month of March is to write more, so I hope to post many more chapters to the book this month! Check back soon for Chapter 6…

~Heather

3 thoughts on “Airplanes and Ice bridges

  1. Beautiful Pictures! We live west of Rudyard and wanted so badly to cross the ice bridge on our snowmobiles but we never got around to it. Bummer because we so love the island in the winter! Now we are in the state of Wyoming house sitting where we are enjoying temps in the 60s. Maybe next year we’ll make it out in the winter 🙂 Love seeing all the snowmobiles at the school. Sorry yours broke down.

  2. Paul Wright of Lathrup Village, Michigan

    Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I especially like downtown from the air. We look forward to seeing you at May’s in late August.

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