Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XVIII – #130 – Meggen’s Monday

We continue to enjoy the hot and hazy August days. There were plenty of boats on Lake Michigan on Sunday afternoon, enjoying calm waters. JP and I saw half a dozen bald eagles soaring over the western side of North Manitou Island. We visited the Port Oneida Fair on Saturday. Then the final Sunday Night Sing of the season took… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #124 – Meggen’s Monday

How’s the fishing? That’s what a lot of people ask Joel Petersen, captain of Fishtown Preservation’s Joy. This time of year, when the water is warm, it’s a little slower (this is normal). It’ll pick back up in the fall. Photos by Meggen last week, while on vacation.         

Vol XVIII – #117 – Meggen’s Monday

This is what summer is all about: mild breeze, lee shores available for tubing or water skiing, and enough wind to putter around on a little sailboat. Enjoy, take a deep breath. Yes, Geoff and Joel took the Janice Sue out for a boat ride this weekend!      

Vol XVIII – #105 – Meggen’s Monday

  We departed Leland Harbor in the early afternoon on Sunday, bound for Frankfort. It was a beautiful day for a cruise on Lake Michigan! It’s always nice to see familiar places from a new perspective: for me, it was the first opportunity to see the Point Betsie Lighthouse from the water.         

Vol XVIII – #93 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s summertime up north! A delightful mix of hot afternoons, icy cold lake water, the Cherry Festival Air Show (which we admired from a boat), rip-roaring t-storms that knocked down trees and took out electricity, and the brilliant sunsets that somehow always follow the storms.     

Vol XVIII – #79 – Meggen’s Monday

This weekend, Dad, JP, and I ventured to the southern part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore down by Platte Bay. We paid a visit to the Boekeloo Cabin – one that Dad along with volunteers from Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, had worked on a few years back. We were pleased that it is in such great shape!     

Vol XVIII – #72 – Meggen’s Monday

Top photo is the afterglow of the sun setting on a great weekend, Good Harbor bay. The other three photos are from Meggen’s drive to the UP over the weekend. Just a 4-hour drive north of our “up north,” to the shores of Lake Superior. I drove as far as the small town of Paradise, and on Saturday covered the… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #65 – Meggen’s Monday

It’s a “whitecaps that sparkle” kind of morning, about 54 degrees at the harbor dock with a sturdy onshore breeze…. the kind of day you pause and take a deep breath and rejoice in doing so. Commercial fishing pictures are from yesterday – a gray, drizzly day, with surprisingly strong currents in the Manitou Passage. It is amazing how quickly… Read more »