Vol. XX – #262- Coast Guard Flyover

(Report by Jim) The breakwall is sporting it’s seasonal blanket of melting icepack while the lake level is noticeable lower compared to the last time I took this photo of Hall’s Shanty, by at least a foot! I’m sure he is relieved, hopefully when it goers up again this Summer, it does not match the level from last year. While… Read more »

Vol. XX – #261- 31 and 22

(Report by Jim) I managed to turn an eight hour drive into a 11 hour drive again. I usually am up in the Grand Haven, Manistee and Ludington lighthouse areas around the mid-afternoon and Frankfort and Point Betsie by sunset. Even when there are no clouds, there are images to be found. I’ve been to Big Sable Light a couple… Read more »

Vol. XX – #259- Meggen’s Monday

In like a lion… March has arrived, and with it, mighty winds. And a quick trip to the Straits to see the ice that has collected along the shore. Even in the fog and dwindling daylight, the ice is captivating.   If anyone would like to highlight a photo or two, send it and a short paragraph to: support@lelandreport.comĀ  OR… Read more »

Vol. XX – #258- OAB Ice Sculptures

(Report by Jim) The Old Art Building is currently decorated with some fabulous ice sculptures. Mark Smith got a great one with the sun rising behind it. Thanks to Kathleen Snedeker and Mark Smith for allowing me to use these. They all look great with the last snow that fell around them. Go take a look! I’m waiting for the… Read more »

Vol. XX – #257- Blast From the Past

(Report by Jim) I apologize for the lack of reports lately, I have had quite a few messages and even phone calls asking if there was anything wrong. Well, Keith is not physically able to do this every day and it’s better that he not have the responsibility. I am in Illinois, but I have begun the process of searching… Read more »

Vol. XX – #256- Teichner Preserve and Lime Lake

(Report by Jim) Teichner Preserve is a Leelanau Conservancy area on Lime Lake Rd. It’s a short third of a mile walk to the East side of Lime Lake, but I made the most of it. During the Spring and Summer, it should be a treat with the boardwalk through the marsh and some possible Blue Flag Irises, which I’ve… Read more »

Vol. XX – #255- Still In the Air

(Report by Jim) I was looking for some ice boats today to run the drone over but none of the boats were sailing this afternoon. Instead, I took it up to the top of Whaleback and got the sun setting against the shoreline. I never tire of that view. It’s very clear how little ice has accumulated along the shore… Read more »

Vol. XX – #254- From Up High

(Report by Jim) I read someone spotted a sunken sailboat in Nedows Bay so I headed out at lunch to see if I could find it with the drone, but no luck. I think it was a red herring! But it wasn’t a total loss as the frozen lake is sporting some cool abstract patterns. I saw some people skating… Read more »

Vol. XX – #253- Palmer Woods and Ice Boating

(Report by Jim) Out on the X-Country trails again today! This time it was Palmer Woods down near Glen Arbor on Wheeler Road. These trails have a much better base with some well established grooves. There are some gentle uphill climbs and some steeper downhills depending on which direction you take. I went in numerical order for a total of… Read more »