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 – #70 – Wine Fest Today

(Report by Jim) The wine fest was well attended today and the weather was so nice (as opposed to previous years) that it went an extra hour. Not too hot, not too cold. Not too sunny, not too cloudy. I got to set up, attend, and tear down for the first time. Hats off to Jennifer Collins, Kate Vilter and everyone… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #69 – Wine Fest Tomorrow

(Report by Jim) Tents are up for the Wine Fest tomorrow. We may have put the boat in, but it’s coming out again with a bad bilge pump. Manitou Marine in Lake Leelanau is going to have a look-see. Who’s that in the back? It’s Leland Report Joanne! This little Red Squirrel posed for me today. I’m not good at… 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 »

Vol XVIII – #67 – Grey and Cold

(Report by Jim) Still unseasonably cold…but better! We put the boat in for the first time in a couple years and though the photo is pretty blah, I was in a boat on Lake Leelanau, so it wasn’t all that bad. Not until it started raining, of course! But I was safe with my Coast Guard approved signal orange life… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #66 – Veterans Go Fishing

(Report by Jim) Unseasonably cold! 49 degrees at sunrise and no more than 55 all day. But, it was sunny and busy with Leelanau County Vets filling up the charters and having a fish fry at the dock. The Coast Guard was doing some maintenance on the green navigation light and the Survey Vessel Steelhead here doing fish population assessments…. 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 »