All pictures taken with Nokia Lumia Icon 929 cell phone
|Stop # 5. Algonac, MI|
I took my time in preparing to leave Maumee State Park since it was only a couple of hours of towing to get to Algonac. The dump station in the park could handle two RV's at the same time and the dump hose was provided by the park. This is rare, but I have seen it a couple of times before. Just as I started to dump my tanks, a lady pulled up behind me in a motorhome. I motioned to the empty dump station next to me but she hollered out the window that it was easier for her to wait instead of turning the motorhome around. OK then.
I pulled out of the park about 10:00 with thoughts of arriving at Algonac shortly after noon. Going through Toledo, Ohio was a snap and I was through before I knew it. Detroit was next on the list. I routed myself on the outskirts as much as I could in hopes of avoiding any bad parts of town. That is the problem with going through large cities, it is hard to tell you're in a bad part of town until you are actually in the bad part, which then could be a little late. I have been in some large cities where I accidentally ended up in places where I knew I needed to get out of quickly. These have always been while exploring and not while towing Liberty. I was in one city out east, late in the afternoon, when a police car pulled up next to me at a red light. The policeman motioned for me to roll my window down. With a serious voice, he said, "Don't be in this neighborhood after dark, or you won't get out." I was going to ask him a question as to which way was out, but he rolled his window up and the light changed to green. Anyway, I consider Detroit one of those cities that I don't want to mess around in, especially while towing Liberty.
I have a Temperature/Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
on Liberty's tires. I added it after purchasing Liberty. There are large sensors that you screw on the tire valve stems
|That round thing on the valve|
stem is the sensor that
|This is the monitor that rides|
in Freedom. The number on
the left is pressure and the
one on the right is
temperature. The black dots
represent the tires, including
the spar tire.
So, I was approaching Detroit when the TPMS alarm went off. Of course it
The reason I came is was to confirm my memory as to the color of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River. I've told numerous people about the brilliant blue color of the lake since I first saw it 3 years ago. I also saw this campground that sits just across the RIver Road from the St. Clair River. I've seen two beautiful rivers in my travels. One is the St. Clair and the other is the Columbia River which sits between Oregon and Washington state. The blue color wasn't as bright this time because as some of the locals told me, it is a little dirty right now due to some storms.This color is more of a greenish blue but is still very nice to see.
|Algonac State Park on the left and the St. Clair on the right.|
|My campsite. The St. Clair River is in the distant background.|
|Some docks along the river.|
|This is the size of a typical Great Lakes Freighter.|
|The Blue Water Bridges connecting Canada to the U.S. The ship on the left is an old Light-Ship that is open to tours. I toured it and wrote about in back in 2014.|
|This is great park located in Port Huron. The water is rushing by at a very fast speed.|
|A very uncomfortable "thinking bench" but I took a picture anyway.|
|Just "Two ships passing in the ,,,,,,,,"|
|I'm only posting this one because of the gull. "Jonathon Livingston Seagull"?|
|I talked to these guys that were fishing. They said they catch salmon, pike, steelhead and a few others. They were saying the dirty water was going to make the fishing great. I didn't see anything caught while I was there.|
|A better "thinking bench" looking over the Black River as it empties into the St. Clair on the right. That is Canada in the background.|
|Just a few of "cottages" on the river. If I win the lottery, I plan to buy one of these for a summer house. LOL|
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.