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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!

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:
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 […]

May 28th Update

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Yesterday I met Erik Sprenne near Whiting, Indiana to check out the camping possibilities in that area.  Erik is in contact with the Whiting Robertsdale Boat Club about allowing us to camp there.  At this point, if our schedules work out, Erik is planning to do the Indianna coast with me.  The Boat Club deifnitely would […]

May 25th Update

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Krys Schneider is in the process of trying to update some of the earlier blog entries…  the web site upgrade wreaked havcoc on the blog…  oh well…  thanks for your efforts Krys.
Well, I haven’t been able to add anything to the blog for a while, so I guess I will just do a little bit […]

This is not going to be a walk in the park…

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Today I planned to do 16 miles and see if I could maintain a 4mph pace.  Not so easy.  Winds out of the east/southeast 10 – 20 mph with occasional gusts of 30+ winds…  rain, air temp and water temp 52 degrees (according to my handy dandy meat thermometer that I carry in my PFD).  […]

Expedition Update

Friday, April 21st, 2006

I am starting to turn my attention more seriously to the upcoming expedition.  My Masters swimming season is winding down (Illinois State Meet is this Saturday and Sunday).  My team, the Evanston Masters Swim Team  ( ) always does well at State since we are the largest and I believe one of the oldest […]