Archive for June, 2006

Today’s Stop - Audobon Center North of Milwaukee

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

Hi all,
Tom paddled 25 miles today, making it to today’s stop on schedule, the Audobon Center north of Milwaukee.  He had some company from the Irish rowing group.
 Tomorrow he’s off to Port Washington.  Stay tuned!  Krys

Day 2 - Big Wind/Big Waves / Day 3 - a walk in the park

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006

Day 2 -Highland Park  to Illinois Beach State Park
After having a gourmet breakfast at the Shear’s, Mary Jo drove me to Highland Park’s Park Avenue Beach.  Bill Burton was waiting for us.  He was planning on doing part of the trip to Illinois Beach State Park, but the forecast for 5 - 10 mph winds wasn’t […]

Day 2 - Made it to Illinois Beach State Park

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Tom is on schedule, having made it to Illinois Beach State Park today under seriously grueling conditions.  He’ll post an update with more details tomorrow.
 Krys
 

Where’s Tom??

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Hi all,
He’s off!  As Tom has posted, he’s at the Shear residence.  Wanna know where he stops next?  Click on the link at the right under Blogroll “Where’s Tom??”. 
 Stay tuned for updates!
Krys

Lake Michigan reminds us who is boss on day 1

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

The marine forecast was right on the money…  morning winds out of the NE waves 4- 6….  then a little break…  after a stop at Gilson Beach in WIlmette winds picked up again waves 2-4…  air and lake temperature was around 61F
GPS odometer 22.2  moving time 7:48  movng avg 2.9 mph…   one of the hardest […]

exciting weather for launch

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

Will need to go easy until noon and see what the reality of the lake is…  doesn’t look too bad from my window at 6AM
 marine forecast:
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY…
.TODAY…NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS BY MIDDAY. ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES. WAVES 4
TO 6 […]

Launch Tomorrow, Sunday, 8AM from the Lincoln Park Boat Club

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Weather forecast is for northeast winds 10-15 knots waves 2 to 4 feet.  Several paddlers have indicated that they are starting with me at the Lincoln Park Boat Club:  Mary Jo Shear (who plans to do the entire 21 miles); Tim Flentye, Humberto Garcia and Tom Bamonte.   Should be a challenging first day into the […]

Weather gods aren’t smiling at the moment!

Friday, June 9th, 2006

I can see the lake from where I am typing this.  For the last week or so the lake was very calm.  Before that, it was typical May weather… lots of wind and waves.  Yesterday I listened to the marine forecast and predictions of strong NE winds were in the forecast.  Sure enough, this morning […]

June 4th Update - One week until put-in!

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

Lots of activity trying to wrap up things on the home front and to prepare for the expedition.  Food for the trip has been purchased and needs to be packages and packed.  The plan is to create portions and supplies that can get delivered to various stops along the way.  The first resupply point will be in […]