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Looks like you made the most of your one night stay on the island, @John Dirk. It looks like you had sunny weather. May can be a roll of the dice up there, and the fish flies come out for a week or so - - they cover everything!
Ah yes, the "Mayflies" as we were instructed to call them. According to an island resident they only live a couple of weeks but boy do they make the most of them.
 

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Hopefully we’ll get back up there next year.
Do we have an easy way to post a bunch of photos on here?
 

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Hopefully we’ll get back up there next year.
Do we have an easy way to post a bunch of photos on here?
Not sure how easy it is, but I simply use the IMG ubcode to link to my photos which are stored on a photo sharing website -- Smugmug, in my case. All you need to do is the following, without the spaces between the brackets and the IMG code:

[ IMG ] link to photo [ /IMG ]

I believe you can upload photos directly to the HTF server, too, but I think there are limitations on the number of photos you can store and the image sizes -- I have never actually tried it. Using an external photo sharing site works better, and saves resources on the HTF servers.
 
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Ah yes, the "Mayflies" as we were instructed to call them. According to an island resident they only live a couple of weeks but boy do they make the most of them.
Yes, they are short lived, but a real nuisance. We only visited the island once in May, and the flies were so bad we could not ride our bikes around the island -- we ended up getting plastered with bugs. They also swarmed all over us in the parking lot on the dock, getting into the car. Yuck.

We are going earlier in June than we normally do this year, so I hope the flies are gone by the time we get there.
 

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Ah yes. This I already know
Should have been more specific.

If I wanted to post a bunch of photos here is there a good free hosting sight that I could link to.

Maybe I’m not asking the right question.
 

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Ah yes. This I already know
Should have been more specific.

If I wanted to post a bunch of photos here is there a good free hosting sight that I could link to.

Maybe I’m not asking the right question.
I use Smugmug, but there is an annual fee. Flickr is free and Amazon provides photo sharing if you are a Prime member. There is also Google Drive and One Drive. If you Google "photo sharing websites" you should find even more.

The downside to the free sites is you usually only get a limited amount of storage space.
 

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We just got home yesterday after a three night stay on the island. Arriving just after the Memorial Day holiday worked well. The place was packed on the weekend, according to the employees and business owners we talked with, but was very quiet and uncrowded for our stay.

The sad part was that the private home Brigadoon, which is only separated from the Island House hotel we stay at by one other building, caught fire over the holiday weekend. The historic Victorian-style house lost its entire third floor and suffered over one million dollars in damage. The community did respod quickly to prevent the fire from spreading, and even helped save a couple's wedding.

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The lilacs were blooming. The annual two week Lilac Festival was beginning just as we were leaving.

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Not even Mackinac Island is immune from summer road construction and closures this year. A 1.5 mile stretch of the road that circles the island was closed. The road on the east side of the island has suffered a lot of damage over the past two years due to high lake levels. Fortunately, there is a small detour we could take around the closure (Scott's Shore Road), so we were still able to take our normal 8 mile ride around the island each day.

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