Tag Archives: drone

Vol. XX – #137 – The Back of Whaleback

  (Report by Jim) A nice calm afternoon before sunset is the best time to take in the beach on Lake Michigan and take advantage of friends with a private beach! The location allowed me to send the drone a mile downshore with a unique view over the back of Whaleback. This will also help me compare the beach when… Read more »

Vol. XX – #136 – Morning On the Lake & Evening Over It

  (Report by Jim)   My morning swim/bath was interrupted by the sky show above me. Both directions were worthy of a photo, which is rare because I rarely shoot into the sun.   The Leland Report’s Islands 17 is rigged and ready to sail after some maintenance work. The mast is bent after a minor failure and crash onto… Read more »

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 »