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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Pure Ludington Winter Walk

  Cathy and I did a fast five miles through town today. Most of our route was on residential streets, but we took a loop through the carferry docks. Please note another sun and blue sky day! Wow, wowowowowowow! Can't beat it.

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. Ludington carferries

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. Spartan carferry

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! Badger carferry

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. Ludington Marina

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.

See Twin Queens of the Lakes
See Pure Ludington Evening


Ann said...

A fast 5 miles...lol. I can only imagine how long it would take me to go 5 miles.

vanilla said...

I was there once; couldn't cross, though. Ship was full, reserve a spot for tomorrow? No, I'll drive. (This was many decades ago; I've no idea how things are now.)

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- we did it in 1 hr 25 min.

Vanilla- You have to reserve in advance. They may sell some last minute slots if available, of course, it's all passenger service now. I'm guessing they still primarily hauled rail cars when you were here.

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