Tag Archives: South Manitou Island

Vol XVII – #071 – Setting Up

A perfect day to set-up the tents for the wine festival, sunny, warm and no wind. Below: I’m guessing a1977 International scout in fantastic condition. The ’77s were manufactured with rust pitted steel shipped over from Japan. For some obscure reason after being advised not to use the steel, IH Fort Wayne used it anyway.  The result was 100% of the… Read more »

Vol XVII – #067 – Meggen’s Monday

  An elevated view: last week I had an amazing opportunity – to fly in a seaplane over my favorite place on earth! Inspired and windblown (yes, the windows were open the entire flight; remove the lens hood…). Many thanks to Brian Bishop for graciously making it happen and to NMC for the use of the sea plane. I hope… Read more »

Vol XV #277 – The Day Before the Last Day of the Year

I couldn’t make it to my usual destination, South Fishtown, because of the depth of snow… so I ventured over to South Beach.  I walked in the footprints of previous visitors.  That’s probably the way I will travel on foot for the rest of the winter, walking in other peoples footprints. The Leelanau County Road Commission gets our applause for the great job… Read more »

Vol XV #275 – Meggen’s Monday

Reflecting on a mild sunset in late December, accompanied by the kind of wind chill that makes your eyes water. According to the weatherman, this afternoon we’re supposed to see snow. This morning I startled the herd above. Below are a few photos of the model trains set up for the holidays by the Northern Michigan Railroad Club: several rooms full… Read more »