Saturday, July 23, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Once years ago I happened to mention my feelings about Gull Island to Claudia. Gull Island sits offshore from Northport in Grand Traverse Bay, noteworthy because of the forlorn chimneys of the house that once stood there and because of all the gulls that guard the island. I said it was the ugliest island I'd ever seen. "You," Claudia remarked carefully, "are not a herring gull." Point taken. The island is a gull rookery, no longer inhabited by humans.