Nice contributions, all. One thing I didn’t think of is that we were looking at the street through that same blue, middle-of-the-day sunlight. Perhaps that’s why it appeared grayer than it actually was.
Mackinaw Island does not allow any motorized vehicles on it except for emergency vehicles. Not even electric bikes. This shot does not show the other primary form of transportation: horse. Street cleaners come by all day long and sweep up the horse manure, but some residue remains. Over time, enough of it would affect the appearance of the asphalt, I suppose, until it rains.
The island is located just east of the juncture of Lake Huron with Lake Michigan, two of our five Great Lakes, and around 250 miles, 408 km, north of where we live in Michigan.
Perhaps Boris and Suki2019 could leave links to the luts they used.