Author Archives: Meggen Watt Petersen

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 »

Vol XIX – #86 – Meggen’s Monday

  We have beautiful sunny days and then the rainy days… today is wet. So I made my way to Fishtown to check the water level (it rises with the rains). I carried my glass sphere to make pictures today. Here are a few of the results of the spherical play. (All iPhone X pics today.)           … Read more »

Vol XIX – #71- Meggen’s Monday

  As today is rainy, I’ll share a couple of photos from Saturday. At the Leland Food & Wine Festival, we had a banner day, and the fire truck was there, with ladder extended. After I finished my volunteer stint pouring Verterra’s wines and ciders, I wandered over and asked a question to which I already knew the answer: “do… Read more »

Vol XIX – #58- Meggen’s Monday – Memorial Day

Taking today to reflect, with gratitude, all who answered the call to serve our great nation. In particular those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We remember. May we all find a moment to pause, hand on heart, this Memorial Day. It’s worth noting that the Leelanau Conservancy’s Houdek Dunes hosts beautiful ladies slippers and these should come into bloom in… Read more »

Vol XIX- #24 – Meggen’s Monday

    A big part of Joel’s world is the family fishing operation in Muskegon, about 150 miles to the south of Leland. Over the past few weeks, they have been setting nets, to ramp up for the whitefish-fishing season. These photos are from Easter morning when the men returned to Muskegon after a very early morning to set another… Read more »