Tag Archives: drone

Vol XIX – #333 -Shoreline Drone Run

(Report by Jim) I was working most of the day and did not get out, but I have plenty of material from the last few days to work through. This is the current shoreline from a mile south to a mile north of Leland. I’ll be combining this with another run this Summer to compare the difference. Hopefully, it will… Read more »

Vol XIX – #332 -Avoided Crashing the Drone

(Report by Jim) Today was a workday and was sunny for a bit, but started snowing later in the afternoon. Photos today are from yesterday when it was quite beautiful out most of the day. The first photo was taken on Macksey Rd. coming back from Lake Leelanau. I managed to get the drone fixed and up over North Beach… Read more »

Vol XIX – #265 – Knot Doing Much Today

(Report by Jim) Work from home day today, but we took some time to have lunch at Knot Just a Bar in Omena.  Up at Leelanau State Park Trail earlier this week we found a huge piece of tree fungus with some engravings on it. And the Biscuit Report!   The 2020 Leland Report Calendar is available for $15.99+$2 shipping!… Read more »

Vol XIX – #264 – Merry Droning Christmas

(Report by Jim) Merry Christmas from our families to yours! My nephew Matt and I went up to Mud Lake to do some drone shots. It’s amazing the things you can see if you change your perspective.  Down at the end of Onomonee Rd is what we call Sunset Beach for good reasons. But the view from above is just… Read more »

Vol XIX – #199 – A Colorful Day

Report by Jim Today was a day for having the drone up so I headed down French Rd and Gauthier, Lake Leelanau and up Bay Hill for some shots. I was planning on leaving for Illinois today, but lingered a bit too long. Tomorrow should be stunning as well, so I’m heading down M22 to Pt. Betsie and Frankfort, and… Read more »

Vol XIX – #124 – Sunday Birthday

(Report by Jim) Water was glass on the North end of Lake Leelanau this morning, so I took out the kayak for a few miles. That was my workout for the day because the wind picked up and I was battling it the whole way back. Also, nothing makes a sailing trip as satisfying as having to make minor repairs… Read more »

Vol XIX – #97 – Critters

(Report by John) Today we bring you critters encountered during a morning on the Leelanau peninsula. I took a bike ride from Burnham Wood up to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and encountered deer on E Woolsey Lake Road, Sandhill Cranes at the Woolsey Memorial Airport, and upon my return a monarch caterpillar having a feast on the milkweed in Mom’s… Read more »

Vol XIX – #96 – Lions and Lizards and Shanties oh my!

(Report by Jim) Town is crowded if you didn’t notice (if you are here and didn’t notice, then you didn’t leave the house). I decided not to even try to find space downtown and just parked the car at the top of the hill going north (glad I did, turning onto Main St was a lesson in futility). The drone… Read more »

Vol XVIII – #344 – Aerials Revisited

(Report by Jim) More shots from drone day on the North side. I’m in the process of getting my commercial certification, which will open up possibilities to do paid work. There are so many possibilities to take amazing photos with drones, but I will not fly them in state or national parks without permission, or fly it around people. There… Read more »