Tammy Coleman and John Nelson © kjm
Today I continued driving north from Leland to Northport, Michigan. I've been to most of the small coastal towns in this northwestern part of the state, but never as far up as Northport. It's much less crowded up there, and off the beaten path I found Peterson Park, a beautiful, breezy spot for lunch, with a dramatic view of the lake. In Suttons Bay, I set up to photograph Tom Kelly, the director of the Inland Seas Education Association, and while there was able to photograph others helping to preserve the environment of the lake. Among others, they included Tammy Coleman, a biology teacher and seasonal park ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes, and John Nelson, who has the unique role of Grand Traverse Baykeeper.