Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XIX – #124 – Sunday Birthday

(Report by Jim) Water was glass on the North end of Lake Leelanau this morning, so I took out the kayak for a few miles. That was my workout for the day because the wind picked up and I was battling it the whole way back. Also, nothing makes a sailing trip as satisfying as having to make minor repairs… Read more »

Vol XIX – #96 – Lions and Lizards and Shanties oh my!

(Report by Jim) Town is crowded if you didn’t notice (if you are here and didn’t notice, then you didn’t leave the house). I decided not to even try to find space downtown and just parked the car at the top of the hill going north (glad I did, turning onto Main St was a lesson in futility). The drone… Read more »

Vol XIX – #93 – Tuesday Early Rain

(Report by Jim) Between rain showers today, I took the drone up over my friend’s property on the north end of Lake Leelanau. It’s nice knowing people here like the Marshalls that have always appreciated being outdoors. People who have a house to stay in, but still would stay in a tent or a camper on the lake. I got… Read more »

Vol XIX – #92 – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

(Report by Jim) Travel day up to Leland yesterday. I wanted to get here earlier in the evening, but fate has a way of ruining things for me. I had errands to run in the morning and when I went to put my registration sticker on my trailer plate, I found someone had stolen the plate. I spend over an… Read more »

Vol XIX – #67- The Floating Leland Reporters

(Report by Jim) Chilly this morning, but I finally managed to take my constitutional morning Summer swim. Water temps on the Lake Michigan shoreline are 50-55F, so it was probably little higher on the little lake. Still COLD. But, sometimes you need a little shock to the system. Did a little drone flight over Lake Leelanau and then around Horn… Read more »

Vol XIX – #66- When the Boat is in Summer Begins

(Report by Jim) Tuesday was an unexpectedly warm day and a good day for an adoption. Congratulations Susan, Jeremiah is very lucky to have you! Also a good day to put the boat in the water and test a drone launch from the boat. Look for more of that in the coming months. Weather today was exactly opposite with rain… Read more »