Tag Archives: van’s beach

Vol XV #162 – Setting Sail, Going Home

A beautiful Fishtown Morning.   South/Southwest wind was just perfect for the sail back to wherever and for all I know, to wherever.  I was surprised to see Van’s Beach vacant, but it was still early.  Biscuit and I visited Fishtown at noon and it was so crowded, we returned home, got mom and went for a boat ride.    … Read more »

Vol XV #141 – Van’s Beach

  I really don’t know how many pictures I’ve taken from this very same spot over the past 14+ years, It’s not always as beautiful as it was this morning, but always makes you feel good just being there.  The raft below was washed onshore at the south end of the upper Lake Leelanau two weeks ago.  If it’s yours or belongs… Read more »

Vol XV #137 – Bluer Than Blue

  Big Blue with a big blue sky was a destination early this morning for a lot of visitors. Biscuit and I drove to Glen Arbor this afternoon and saw a few units removing the fallen trees along the road, but for the most part it was clean between the Old School House and the bridge just before Glen Arbor. … Read more »

Vol XV #130 – A Perfect Leland Day Indeed

     All the Charter boats were out on Big Blue early this morning leaving the home port empty. Leland was lucky in the aftermath of Sunday’s storm, Glen Arbor not so.  The access to the dunes and Stocking Drive are all closed to traffic as well as Glen Haven, Glen Arbor along with the surrounding area. Thousands are still without… Read more »

Vol XV #124 – Van’s Beach On a Breezy Morning

  The morning began breezy with a chance of beautiful and it was.  The harbor was full up with a few hanger backs because of the wind out of the west at 16 mph. Of course local businesses like this a lot as it keeps captive boaters in town to shop and dine.   

Vol XV #113 – Oh What a Beautiful Day… For a Tribute

The Leland Yacht Club held a memorial Sunfish Regatta dedicated to the memory of Past Commodore Jim Fenton.  Jim was known for his love of racing his Sunfish and dedication to his years as LYC Commodore.  Present along with family members were Past Commodores Norb Gits, Bill Bolinger, Ted Sichler, Keith Burnham,  Mary Jo Grogan, John Stanley and Laura Paine. 

Vol XV #112 – Just Before the Power Went Out

Mid-morning the sky darkened and the “Dark Sky” app on my I Phone started alerting that possible severe weather is on it’s way. The “Radar” app confirmed that with a fast moving, very red graphic headed for Leland.  The rain began to fall and power went out.  The internet remained until just before noon and it went out.  Logged onto ConsumerPower.com on… Read more »

Vol XV #103 – Calm

Working with iconic Leelanau photographer Ken Scott, the Leelanau Conservancy has published a book of photos and essays about the lands that the Leelanau Conservancy has protected over the last 27 years. The 56-page book, titled “Why We Preserve” features 52 stunning color photographs and seven essays by a cache of writers including renowned chef Mario Batali, CBS Sunday Morning… Read more »