Saturday, July 20, 2013

Clean-up Day

St. Ignace, MI.

64 deg. overcast, NW wind @ 7 mph.
Forecast = Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 73F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

Yesterday was clean-up day here at the park. They brought this equipment the night before, to clear the trees that were on the wires, (knocking out the power for about 12 hours), and by daylight, the crew was back here again and proceeded to remove all the downed tree limbs and most of the damaged trees.

In the above photo, they've already removed and chopped up the tree that had landed on that 5th wheel, as well as the ones that had fallen on the wires.

In the afternoon, they got down to our end of the park and started working on those trees that had fallen. As you can see, many of the RVs had to move to different sites so that they could get in with their equipment to remove the trees.

This chipped pile of wood is all that's left of the above tree and about 3 smaller ones,

including the branches from the tree right in front of us.

They'll be back Monday morning to finish up removing the last trees and trunks.

This storm has sure changed the personality of this park. There was a beautiful row of trees along the front of the park where you could sit in the shade and enjoy the great view of Lake Michigan and feel the cool breezes off of the lake. Now, there's hardly any shade at all, and I doubt if many people will want to sit out there in the hot sun. :-(

Today, we'll be heading over to a park in Thompson, MI. It's only about 90 miles over there so it should be a nice short travel day.

Did you know that Michigan has 116 lighthouses and navigational lights?


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