Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

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 »

Vol XVIII – #32 – Meggen’s Monday

  This Sunday was a great day for a hike in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. One of my favorite trails goes through the meadow at Pyramid Point, before heading up to the lookout.  Snow Gauge Contest Update!  Jim, Keith and Leif will be announcing the winners of the 2017-18 Snow Gauge contest from Leif’s gallery in Fishtown on… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #25 – Meggen’s Monday

It was a banner weekend up north! Shipping traffic on the Manitou Passage is back. Ever wonder which ship or freighter or tug you’re seeing, way off in the distance? My go-to website for that info is ais.boatnerd.com. Have a great and sunny Monday.    

Vol XVIII – #18 – Meggen’s Snow Day

Somewhere along M-22 there is at least one person who has traveled to Florida (or someplace equally balmy) recently… and remembers with a sigh, how delightful t-shirt and shorts were. Meanwhile, nearly every school in the area has canceled classes for today. If you need to be out on the roads in Leelanau/Grand Traverse, please drive slowly and be safe!… Read more »