Vol XIX – #157 – Droned Up North

Report by Jim Leaving for Illinois this morning. I am going to try to drone a bit down state if the weather holds. There was some nice patchy sun up at the tip of the peninsula until it clouded over quite a bit. Always a treat to spend time up here. I’ll be back up for the color. Heading to… Read more »

Vol XIX – #156 – Fred Pretrosky Remembered

Report by Jim There was a show at the Old Art Building today celebrating the work of Fred Petrosky, one of our favorite painters who passed away last year. He loved to paint local characters, my Dad being one of them.  The building below on Center Hwy between Suttons Bay and Traverse City is marked as a historic site, but… Read more »

Vol XIX – #155 – What’s the Point

Report by Jim It’s been a couple of decades since I walked down the trail from the Pyramid Point Overlook down to the bowls. When I was a kid, people used to hang glide off the overlook. Now it’s a bit easier with parasailing. The wind was brisk up the side of the dune and provides needed uplift. Unfortunately for… Read more »

Vol XIX – #154 – Windy and Chilly but Sunny and That’s OK

Report by Jim A mixture of images from today (first image) the squall yesterday (2 – 4). I saw it coming over the Manitous on radar and was on the harbor dock when it came in. These are the last two shots before I had to run! But as it cleared, this is what was on the other side. This… Read more »

Vol XIX – #153 – May the Gale Force Be With You

Report by Jim Gale warning today! Parts of Fishtown were under water, but it had subsided by the time I got there. Go to http://fishtownmi.org if you want to help with the effort to repair the damage from this year’s record water level. From there, I walked up North Beach to the “no-go” zone. Above is a very natural approach… Read more »