Well, here's a little number from Uncle Dave Macon called "Down the Old Plank Road". We aren't going down any plank road, but we will take a look a little used dirt road out here on "The Leelanau". I'm a big fan of Uncle Dave, and this is one of my cheap tricks to include music where it doesn't really belong.
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I've ridden out almost to the entrance to the Leelanau State Park, where we last visited. There's a dirt road that leads off to the east. I've been by it hundreds of times, but I've never taken the time to go down it.
Here we go, leaving the main road.
Its hot today, but this canopy of trees keeps the sun away somewhat.
H-m-m-m-m.....the dirt road has ended, and the road turns into a two track. Its still a county road, though.
I guess this road doesn't get very much traffic....there's a birch branch laying across it. The end is in sight....that's water up ahead.
I'm standing on a little bluff, maybe four feet high. The two track ends here. This is looking out where Lake Michigan meets Grand Traverse Bay.
Although not a really windy day, the waves breaking over these big boulders made for a cool picture.
This is looking back to the west from the little bluff. The Traveler III is ready to head out. This little road was only about three eighths of mile long. Its about two and a half miles from this point to my house by road. It would be somewhat shorter by walking the shoreline.