Our Route: Port Washington - Milwaukee - Racine
The day began with fog and rain but turned to sunshine around Milwaukee. Got to see some sights I'd never visited as a kid.
|Departed:||Jun 14, '15, 09:15AM|
|Starts in:||Port Washington, WI, US|
|Elevation:||+ 3705 / - 3824 ft|
|Max Speed:||21.9 mph|
|Avg. Speed:||12.6 mph|
Starting Out WET
|Milwaukee's Water Tower|
built in the year of the
Great Chicago Fire - 1871
For some reason I particularly enjoyed navigating through Milwaukee's south side by bicycle, finding all the small, lightly trafficed streets that threaded our way out of town and on to the beautiful Oak Leaf Trail bike paths and city parks along the lake.
|The Fog that Ate Milwaukee|
As Far As I Could See - We've Been There!
After the sun came out and we could see THE LAKE I again marveled that as far as I could see across it in any direction - I had been there and on my bicycle. We've been at this a month now. Left Chicago in the fog (remember the "Fog that ate Chicago" photo) and now are returning in the breaking fog. We've been through the surprising Indiana, but the dune covered lower Michigan shore, past the Straights of Mackinaw, across the wild and desolate UP, down along the shallow and marshy Green Bay, up the other side to Door County and now down the rocky western shore past port town after port town. Many, many memories. Much still to process. Maybe much still to write.
Still, one more bittersweet day to go. I will be glad to be home. I miss Jim and our regular life. I will be sad to be done. I like the traveling, being on the road, the discovery, the sheer determination to keep going despite the weather. But on balance, at least for now. I'm ready to be done traveling. In a week or so though, after I'm emerged in life's routine let's see if I'd rather be back on the road.
|Finally Sun - Looking back toward Milwaukee's Harbor|
|Looking South Toward Racine and the End of Today's Ride|