Sunday, August 31, 2014

8/31/14 Racine to Chicago

After 4 days in Racine waiting for a good weather window, we headed for Chicago.  Carey, Nancy, Hal and Wendy decided to go to Kenosha, so we followed them out of the harbor.
LeeLoo and Adagio


 For about 10 miles, we traveled together and then we split up.  They headed in to Kenosha and we set our course for Chicago.   Almost as soon as we parted, we entered a fog bank, but the visibility wasn't too bad. 

7 1/2 hours after our departure, we arrived in Chicago.  Since it was Labor Day weekend, there were a plethora of boats.  We dodged several sailboats and commercial vessels and finally made it in to the inner harbor.  Our slip is at the Chicago Yacht Club, which is in a great location downtown just off of Lake Shore Drive.

Lake Shore Drive in background

Chicago yacht club

 We walked to town for dinner at Mezcalina, a very good Mexican restaurant.  I had tacos and Ron had Octopus (pulpo). 

Tomorrow we will reunite with Ken and Ann (Charis).  They have been in Chicago visiting with family for several days.  On Tuesday, both Charis and Adagio will head into the Illinois River.  We hope both the Amtrack Bridge and the fish barrier present no delays. 

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