Category Archives: Rivers and Lakes

Vol XVIII – #194 – Fishtown in the Morning

  Sunrise was at 8:00am this morning with a cloudy skies and a strong wind out of the west. A couple of guys fishing from the Fishtown dock.  “Falling Waters” parking lot full.        What kind of a day did it turn out to be?  Windy for sure!                      … Read more »

Vol XVIII – #193 – Meggen’s Monday

    Monday’s photos are from within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. I wasn’t the only one out there leaf-peeping. Some of the smaller lakes within the park are hidden gems. Then there was a rather large porcupine: several vehicles (mine included) gave this one plenty of space as he ambled down the road.          … Read more »

Vol XVIII – #155 – Morning Fog and Clouds

(Report by Jim)   During my morning “shower” I saw a fog bank moving across the south side of the upper lake. I ran to the house, grabbed my camera and boated out to the middle. This is a four shot vertical panorama. The shot below is the fog at it’s peak.     This afternoon we helped rescue a… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #113 – Leland Clouds Pass Through My Life

  Keith is taking it easy this week so I am filling in from Illinois. I will be up in Leland all next week to bring you the Leland Report but seeing as I think I have a few hairline fractures in my toes, I will not be reporting from any trails. You might see some from a sailboat, however…. Read more »

Vol XVIII – #112 – Jim’s Monday

Meggen is on the road today, so we are doing a “Throw-Back Monday” for you. (Jim) The main photo is the Powerhouse that existed before the Cove. The second shot is a Walter McCord photo of the old Powerhouse from the bridge side. The third is a later view of the dam from the bridge in 1960 before the Cove or Falling… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #109 – July 1960

The summer of 1960, my first visit to Leland. Newly engaged, my fiancee’s mother, Mrs Remi J. Gits had invited me to Leland. Jack Larson driving, we picked up Joanne at the Northern Trust, downtown Chicago.  She had caught a forger that morning. 7 hours  later arrived in Leland. Our first stop was a tavern named “The Bluebird”.      … Read more »

Vol XVIII – #108 – Throw Back Thursday

Life on the lake. Not much has changed in 100 years. I guess the one thing that changed is that you don’t build boathouses on the lake. The winter ice turns concrete to rubble and bends steel. You can tell where this is with Whaleback in the background. This is Maro the Magician’s dock with Mrs Maro. Not sure whose… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #68 – Tale of Two Peninsulas

(Report by Jim) A remarkable day today. I have been working remotely all week and it’s really hard sometimes to be productive knowing what it’s like outside. At 3pm I was free! After dinner with Leland Report Keith and Joanne, I escaped out into the countryside to find some photos for today’s report. I managed to get up to the tip… Read more »