Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Our five day visit in Chicago was coming to a close. We will always remember Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Grant Park and Navy Pier. To us, the open spaces along Chicago’s lakeshore are the biggest draw and we would encourage anyone visiting the City to take the time to explore and walk the parks along Lake Michigan’s shoreline.
We left our slip at 12:30 pm and stopped at the pumpout station before leaving the marina. As we pulled away, we saw that Barefoot Shoes and our friends Steve and Rae were already tied up in the spot we had just vacated. All we had time for was a quick hello and goodbye and a promise to meet up again along the Great Circle Route.
We headed south towards Hammond, Indiana, tacking back and forth, fishing when the speed was slow enough and enjoying the sunny and warm afternoon on the water. At 6 pm we dropped the hook north of Calumet Harbor near Rainbow Park and Beach and settled in for the evening.