If you live near Ludington, or have followed my blog for long, you know about the ferries. Otherwise, see links below for more info if you want. You can see both ships in this picture, but the operational one, the Badger, is the farthest from the camera. This is the Great Lakes- ice, snow, storms. It only runs from May- October, when it makes two trips a day to Wisconsin and back.
The closer one in the above picture is the Spartan, sister ship to the Badger. She has not been in operation for years, but is docked in Ludington. I just liked the various mooring lines.
The Badger has been designated a National Historic Landmark, and part of US Highway 10. I hadn't actually seen that it has been painted on the gate at the end of the loading apron. I like it!
We continued along the lakeshore, past the marina. In the winter, with no boats, you can see the lighthouse across the way! You'd never see that in summer. All these slips are filled in warmer months.
The wind was cold, and we did 17-minute miles. A good workout.
In other news: I finished chapter 30, did a couple of odd jobs, and after our walk went to bell choir practice.
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