- June 30, 2018
- Posted by: Phil Block
- Category: Photography
June ended very hot this year. On the final day of the month, I visited my nephew Scott Losey’s cabin, located on a newly-acquired 80-acre tract of land in Northern Michigan near the tiny town of Leota. Scott was trained by his Grandpa Block, my Dad, to be a hunter and fisherman. During this trip, I gifted Scott with my Dad’s 1950s-vintage split-bamboo fly rod and reel. I used to watch from the back of rowboats as my Dad cast with that rod for panfish on boyhood fishing trips with him. Scott said he almost cried when he saw the rod and realized that this keepsake from his Grandpa was now his.
My Dad’s ashes were scattered on a smaller tract of hunting land in this area, previously co-owned by my Dad and Scott. A cedar memorial cross marked the spot on the old Property. After Scott bought this bigger tract, which came with a cabin, he moved my Dad’s cross to a new spot overlooking the Muskegon River.
The photos below show the cabin, river, and surrounding woods.