Author Archives: Jim Burnham

Vol XVIII – #311 – Sunday From and For Our Fans

(Report by Jim) Today’s Report is from Rick Allen, one of our long-time followers. You might have seen son Elijah’s drone videos and photography. Below is some video from kiting a couple days ago. You might have noticed a break in the Report over the last week. Keith is getting over a bout of pneumonia and cleaning up some leaking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #309 – Lighthouses From a Different Angle

Report by Jim Saturday, I took M22 and M31 down the whole state up to 196. Stopped at Pt. Betsie, Grand Haven, and Muskegon. Another first, as I have never visited these lighthouses in the winter. Lots of people applauded me for wearing chains on my shoes, as they slipped and slid all around the ice-covered walkway.

Vol XVIII – #308 – Close Call and a Breakwall

Report by Jim Thanks to Geno Miller for letting me camp on his lawn this afternoon to catch a few shots of his view. The ice in the water creates streaks that his Dad used to call “oil slicks”. Well, 10 degrees with a 25mph wind made for some chilly below-zero-windchill shots on the breakwall, but I’m glad I ventured… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #307 – Ice Ice and More Ice

Report by Jim Fishtown in Lights is back.The mortgage burning was postponed because of the ice storm, but the lights still went on at 6pm. Marsha Burnette of Fishtown Preservation was there with a sign for me while Andrew McFarland of leelanau.com recorded a message about Fishtown as the lights went on. Below is the ice that came down originally… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #306 – Ice and Fog on Lake Michigan

Report by Jim These are shots from Sunday on the way up. Holland and the Big Red Lighthouse in the fog and surrounded by lake ice. Later, Grand Haven Lighthouse and port side beacon light. Thes are the first lighthouses I’ve been able to visit during the Winter and it was quite a thrill, if not hazardous walking.  

Vol XVIII – #267 – October in December

(Report by Jim) 45 degrees and rain this morning down to 32 degrees and snow. Welcome to Michigan. I set up a baited log on the porch this week for some birding photos and after the wind knocked it down yesterday, the black squirrels found it. Happy to have filled in this week! See you in February. We still have calendars… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #266 – A Stiff SE Wind

(Report by Jim) A wicked SE Wind brought warm air and rain to Leelanau all day today. The surf on the West side was nill, but on the East side it was predictably rough, these being taken just north of Northport. The ice below was at Leelanau State Park. Appropriately, we went and saw Aquaman tonight at the IMAX in Traverse… Read more »