Vol XVIII – #161 – View From Another Bridge

      The sun is rising over Leland when Biscuit and I arrive each morning. Mid September, it’s still dark when we get to Fishtown, our first stop before we go over to Van’s Beach.  We return at half past noon for Biscuit’s treat, fish sausage.                  

Vol XVIII – #158 – Meggen’s Monday

  This weekend was a great time to take advantage of being outside. Especially if you find an unoccupied bench in the national park, and spend a few minutes taking in the view and the crisp, not-so-humid-anymore air. This bench is up the Bayview Trail, either from the trailhead on Thoreson Road, or from the new grassy Heritage Trail parking… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #157 – Sandhill Cranes, Sand and Hills

    (Report by Jim) This is my last report for the month. I have been taking US31 and M22 up and down to/from Illinois for the last couple months because I have missed so much coming up 131 over the years.  On the way down, I took Thoreson Rd, which if you drive up from Glen Arbor, it’s that… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #156 – Lunch with the Ducks

    (Report by Jim) Cleaning out the attic meant a trip to the Salvation Army Family Store in Traverse City. On the way back, I stopped at the Tall Ship Manitou as some nice clouds moved in on the big bay. There were plenty of boats out on a brisk, but comfortable top-down kind of day. I stopped and got… 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 »