Vol XV #150 – It Wasn’t the Nicest Day, It Wasn’t the Worst

   The morning started out much better than what the day became.  It was a rainy day in Leland Town.    To all subscribers: You may have noticed new advertisements on the left side column. Although I’ve resisted selling ad space for many years, it is going to help our bottom line and allow us to keep publishing the report. The… Read more »

Vol XV #149 – Meggen’s Monday

   Sunrise this morning as seen from North Manitou Island. Strong winds and serious waves made the return trip an adventurous one.   To all subscribers: You may have noticed new advertisements on the left side column. Although I’ve resisted selling ad space for many years, it is going to help our bottom line and allow us to keep publishing the… Read more »

Vol XV #148 – St. Wenc’s 125th

   Bishop Steven Raica of the Catholic Diocese of Gaylord celebrated the 125th birthday of St. Wenceslaus Church at 8:00 am mass this morning.  The well attended mass posed for a picture and went on to breakfast with the Bishop and Rev. Tony Cureton who currently serves mass each Sunday at St. Wenc. as well as St. Kateri Tekakwitha in Peshawbetown… Read more »

Vol XV #145 – October Clouds Over Fishtown

   Another cloudy/sunny day with an early morning drizzle/shower.  Wind and October clouds with patches of blue.  One of the rare times Rick’s Café had a lack of customers. The Joy brought in a load of whitefish that included 7 chubs, Big Blue has been chubless for a number of years.  Alan Priest is hoping for the day the Janice… Read more »

Vol XV #144 – It Was a Cloudy Sunny Day

   It was a very quiet and calm morning on the beach with a little drizzle in the air.  Gee, I think I said that yesterday.  We had a nice overnight rain and the was fresh and clean, actually the air is fresh and clean every morning.  Today must be Biscuit’s day because he’s in every photo except the aerial. … Read more »

Vol XV #143 – Mostly Cloudy With a Chance of Thunderstorms

   It was a very quiet and calm morning on the beach with a little drizzle in the air.  A couple of folks were looking for stones, taking advantage of the still water.  The sun did visit for a couple of minutes this afternoon, but cloudy skies and occasional drops are forecasted for the rest of the day. John Chapman… Read more »

Vol XV #142 – Meggen’s Monday

   It was a very summery weekend in Leland. The harbor was teeming with activity of all sorts – as many boats as could fit, lots of people enjoying the beach, and swimming to cool down in this genuinely warm stretch of August. The crew of the Joy pulled one net from the lake: an indication that our summer season… Read more »

Vol XV #141 – Van’s Beach

  I really don’t know how many pictures I’ve taken from this very same spot over the past 14+ years, It’s not always as beautiful as it was this morning, but always makes you feel good just being there.  The raft below was washed onshore at the south end of the upper Lake Leelanau two weeks ago.  If it’s yours or belongs… Read more »