A perfect, crisp, clear fall day is here… perfect for watching various wildlife in Leland harbor: salmon swimming and jumping upriver, heron swooping over the breakwater, gulls flying about. Best wishes on this Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day!
This morning, the harbor flew a small craft advisory pennant. The Manitou Passage is likely to be rough, even if it doesn’t appear too bad from shore. I always enjoy looking out at the islands no matter what’s going on with the wind, rain, and sunshine. Today as they often do, the tips of the islands seem to float… Read more »
From mostly cloudy to fantastic cloudy, what a sky show.! We have had terrific cloud formations the past couple of days. A one mile per hour northeast wind provided us with a picture taking calm Big Blue.
A beautiful day up north… great for sitting at the edge of a dock…
We had a beautiful weekend and off to another good day Monday. The 415′ tug Bradshaw McKee slipped silently northward in the afterglow of Sunday’s sunset.
One of my favorite indicators of spring is the forsythia that blooms, and heading north into Leland is an amazing row, just popping now. It’s a clear, cool spring day up north!
The Joy’s fishing season is officially underway: the watermen set the first trap net over the weekend. And, if “April showers bring May flowers,” we should be expecting beautiful flowers in this area!
It was one of those instances of glancing back over my shoulder after having photographed the waves breaking near the old Life Saving Station in the park. A thin line of pink hovered over the Manitou Passage. As I returned to the water’s edge and looked toward the point, the sun had turned South Manitou Island’s snow-covered dunes pink as… Read more »
This is one of the reasons we drive as far as we do to come up here. I followed Meggen and Joel Petersen down to Good Harbor Bay in search of the elusive “ice boulders” and even though we couldn’t find any, we were not disappointed because the sky exploded in a palette of orange and red. As I was taking… Read more »
Sunrise, sunset… a canopy of fall clouds makes a light-catching backdrop both just after sunset last night and just before (an earlier/more normal-feeling) sunrise this morning. Those who were driving anywhere just after 7 am were treated to an array of pinks.