Vol XXI – #35 – Ursa Minor and Major

I tried out the two new mountain bike trails at Palmer Woods, Ursa Minor and Ursa Major. Minor is an easy and fun 1 mile track, Major is a lot of the same, but three miles. Had a lot of fun riding fast down these trails. Thanks to Chad, doing trail maintenance for Leelanau Conservancy, who reminded me that I… Read more »

Vol XXI – #34 – Hello Janice Sue

The Janice Sue is back in town! It was a dreary, rainy day today, so not worth too much effort looking for photos. I still managed to get things done. The address sign is almost done. This is a restoration of a sign Keith carved 20 years ago. I also cooked a burger that was accidentally shaped like Michigan. The… Read more »

Vol XXI – #33 – Back to Big Sable Light

One of my favorite lights so far travelling up the Michigan shore is Big Sable Light. Mostly, because it is not as easy to get to as most of the others. There is no way to simply drive right up to it and park. There is over a mile walk down a path inland (or bike in my case) from… Read more »

Vol XXI – #32 – The “Otherside Shanty” Returns

It was a beautiful, windless day in Leland. Perfect for the return flight of the Otherside Shanty to its new foundation! A couple of “before” photos are below, one from this morning and one from December 2020 when the Shanty was lifted from its old pilings. Congratulations to #Fishtown Preservation and Biggs Construction and Kasson Contracting and all who contributed… Read more »

Vol XXI – #31 – The 2022 Calendar

The 2022 Leland Report Calendar is now available to pre-order at the link below (ships middle of October). $15.95 for the calendar and if you buy a book with it, it’s only $5.00! Images by Keith Burnham, Meggen Watt Petersen, and Jim Burnham. Click here to go to the Calendar order page Thanks to everyone who has supported our project… Read more »

Vol XXI – #30 – Reflections on Rick

It’s with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Rick Lahmann, owner of Reflections in Fishtown for 25 years. Not many people know, but I had approached Rick back in 2017 about someday taking over Reflections. My goal at the time was to move up here and run The Leland Report. Reflections would be a great location to… Read more »

Vol XXI – #29 – Starry Morning

I woke up early this morning not intending to take photos outside, but I stepped out on the deck and looked up and couldn’t help it. Clouds and stars are a irresistible combination. Later, I checked the webcam on Manitou Island Transit and saw another irresistible combination, Lake Michigan, clouds and sunset, with some surfers thrown in for good measure…. Read more »

Vol XXI – #27 – More of the Same

Happy Labor Day!. I missed the Leland Bridge Walk this morning, too many things to get fixed at the house (a little labor on Labor Day), so I am leading with a shot of the Mackinac Bridge, which I stopped to see at 11:30pm on Saturday night as I drove the UP route from Wisconsin. The second shot is the… Read more »

Vol XXI – #26 – Cumulus For Us

Report #7000 This is unofficially report number 7000. I say unofficially because I have only corrected the numbers of the reports only a few times over the last 20 years and it may or may not be #7000, but pretty close. 7,000/365 is between 19 and 20, so I won’t go through the whole list at this point. Just take… Read more »