My car battery was dead this morning, for the second time. The other time, I waited about 15 minutes and it managed to start the car and re-charged while we were driving. I’m very glad I’m camping in a place where there’s a bit of traffic going by! I flagged down a sweet Yuppie couple who gave me a jump-start on their way to the lighthouse.
The guy said that there are thousands of Monarch butterflies that gather at the lighthouse to rest up for the long flight over Lake Michigan and Green Bay on their way south! I did a little research and he’s right, but most of the action happens in late August and early September. I’m afraid I missed it.
I went to town and got a new battery. Turns out mine was 5 years old so probably time for a new one, but the bottom line is that I must have a reliable car if I’m going to camp far from other people & “civilization”. Boy the price of batteries has sure gone up since I last looked. $104!! Also stocked up on groceries, so now I”m good to just stay here and enjoy the peace and quiet for at least a week, though I do have to meet with the banker in Escanaba on Monday or Tuesday.
Here’s a better picture of our lake view:
Still lovin’ this campsite! And the weather continues to look really good for the next 10 days or so, though I’ll probably leave on Sept. 26; I want go to Hubbard Lake ( N.E. lower peninsula) to check out some wooded parcels on the tax sale list. The auction is on Oct. 1. I’m in need of a Project!