Saturday, August 13, 2016

Ohio Street, August 13

Joe's son wanted to swim at Ohio Street because it is a little more convenient for him. Since Evanston seemed like it might be windy and wavy Jody and I agreed. The morning was a bit foggy at upper levels, tall loop buildings were visible only half way up. But down by the Lake it was fine, the water was almost glass smooth and, inside the breakwater, was a cozy 75. When we got to the curve it still looked very smooth so Joe and Kevin opted to go straight rather than follow the curve. But now there was a thermocline only a few inches below the surface with much cooler water. We swam about another quarter mile and then came back. By now the area was very crowded with swimmers, runners and bikers, a big change from Evanston where seeing a dozen people was a lot.