Nancy Cycles!

Nancy Cycles!
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." ... Yogi Berra

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bay City -- on Lake Huron (9/30/2012)1

We have done a lot around Lake Michigan. Today we drove over to Bay City which is on Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay. There was another rail trail for us to explore. The book made it sound like we would ride through the heart of downtown, but not so. However -- we got a look at the seedy side of town by taking one little wrong turn.

Vickie & Gerry find the start of the trail
Parts of the trail are on side roads
Trail markers on sidewalk at intersections
With help from a resident we found our way back on the trail and followed it to the bay and river. Across the river we could see a now defunct shipyard with the only remnants being burned down buildings and sunken hulls of a couple of ships.

The seedier side of town
The planetarium across the river
Sunken hulls
A little further along the trail, we stumbled upon a festival of sorts -- Old Time River Days. There was a lot to see as we walked through all the tent setups and vendor stands, and just ordinary folk attending the festivities dressed up in period attire.

Nancy and Barney!
At the end of the park was the foot/bike bridge across the river to the other side of town. Here is where we thought we would be seeing downtown Bay City, but instead the trail took us through neighborhoods on quiet streets. It was pleasant, but riding through downtown may have held more to see.

Foot/bike bridge over Saginaw River
Nancy & Vickie wait for Gerry outside of store
This day was the cloudiest (but dry), coolest (but not cold), windiest (but headwind was only near the end) day we have had all week. But still a good day for riding! Our final day of riding.


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