Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

Vol XIX – #173 – Meggen’s Monday

Happy first day of Fall! It’s a rainy day here in Leland, so I’ll share photos from Friday, which was a great day for boating on the Big Lake. Photo above is of Garden Island, which is located just to the north of Beaver Island, and top photo is open water just west of BI. We call it an “infinity… Read more »

Vol XIX – #166 – Meggen’s Monday

  I spent early Saturday morning staring at the huge waves rolling in around Leland Harbor, amazed at each time a wave would splash higher than the harbor lights. However, when I asked Joel which photo he thought showed how rough the lake was, he chose the one immediately above: no tall splash, but whitecaps at the harbor mouth… top… Read more »

Vol XIX – #152 – Meggen’s Monday

Labor Day, 2019: May you continue to enjoy the banner weekend that we are having in this area! Mother Nature put on a spectacular display of northern lights both Friday and Saturday nights. I went out Saturday and spent hours I’m usually asleep, driving from place to north-facing place. The aurora really improved around 3 am Sunday morning, becoming visible… Read more »

Vol XIX – #138- Meggen’s Monday

For today’s Monday, we travel to Buckley, a community about a 45 minute drive to the south. This area springs to life each August for the Buckley Old Engine Show. The Good Captain and I paid a visit yesterday for the first time. Tractors too numerous to count… old engines belching black smoke… an operating sawmill… a whole barn full… Read more »

Vol XIX – #126 – Meggen’s Monday

  Sunday morning on the Manitou Passage out of Leland: quite a few boats took advantage of the excellent conditions for fishing. Here’s a glimpse of trap net setting, which requires two boats. The smaller skiff pulls the anchors out into position. After taking a few pictures, I set the camera aside and rolled up my sleeves, fully participating as… Read more »

Vol XIX – #119 – Meggen’s Monday

  There’s something marvelous about a visit to the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, no matter how many times you may have visited before. I had the privilege of taking my dad along with three boys, 12, 12, and 14, to run and tumble and jump, some of us moving faster than others. Sand went everywhere. “Auntie… Read more »