At 9 am while we were relaxing with our coffee, Lucy began that low throaty growl she does when someone or something is approaching. We looked outside and noticed a Chicago Police boat coming near with three officers aboard. They called out to us to find out if we were OK. Evidently, a concerned citizen in one of the apartments overlooking the beach had called in a report that a sailboat had been anchored out in front of the beach all night and they were afraid something might be wrong. We assured the officers that all was well and that we would be pulling anchor later today and moving on. They replied that it was not a problem – that we could continue to anchor where we were as long as we desired.
The wind picked up between 9:30 and 10:00 am. We left the anchorage at 1 pm and explored the immediate area checking out possible anchorages for tonight and looking at the marina’s facilities for our weekend trip to Iowa. We ended up anchoring at Calumet Beach next to Hammond Marina and the Horseshoe Casino at 3:30 pm. Gale and Lucy took the dinghy to shore for a run on the beach before supper while Maureen stayed aboard to take care of a few things she had been trying to get done.