Saturday, July 07, 2018

Evanston, July 7

On the 4th conditions appeared ideal in Evanston but we defered to Joe since he is partial to Ohio St. Since Jody and I have diverging summer plan this may be our last Lake swim together for some time, so we really wanted to go to Evanston, especially since Joe was not available. But the weather has not cooperated, for example the lake has cooled down somewhat and the air more so and yesterday there 4th foot waves. Overnight the waves were subsiding and early this morning they were in the 2 or 3 foot range by the buoy. So we came.

The waves were around 3 feet when we came. The 66 degree water was fine. So with some difficulty we got to the far wall. I suggested trying for the near wall. But the going was harder, which was strange since the waves were from the northeast. So when we got to the beach we bailed and came home.

We felt good anyway, it was such a relief to not being pounded by waves that we should be able to cope with whatever the rest of the brought.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Ohio Street, July 4

July 4 is the traditional start of Lake Swim season, but we have already been three times so it doesn't have quite the excitement. Moreover, the 4th is generally barely tolerable but today is fine, although not quite as nice as June 30. We are again at Ohio Street because Joe again volunteered to drive. It was a bit choppy, more so at the curve. The water was in the 67-68 range and once we got in we didn't notice the temperature at all. We had actually expected 70 as 70s were seen around the area yesterday. Once again Jody and I swam to the curve and back, Joe made it all the way to Oak Street beach.