Monday, April 18, 2011

Sailing Lake Michigan From Waukegan Beach

Snow may be gone but mid-April means changing weather - from flurries to sunny and windy midday conditions. On Sunday, April 17th the beach at Waukegan, Illinois was absent Lake Michigan sun worshippers but was not completely empty either.

A large sailboat scooted south near the city's harbor entrance. Many large boats winter in the surrounding dry docks. Recent preparation activities for Spring sailing are evident on a few stored fleet members. This craft hit the water ahead of the masses - perhaps its captain senses warmer weather ahead. Sorry, he apparently did not know its opposite day. Later that evening the region received two inches of snowy slush. Hopefully the sail boat completed its three hour cruise before the weather turned. Otherwise the skipper and his mate may need to host the Howells in Waukegan before their rescue. Know that.