|Adam Goss, of Spirit of Space, talks with Alec about paddling in Chicago.|
This left us in the unlikely possession of free parking for the afternoon in one of Chicago's most expensive and restricted lakefront lots, so we took advantage of the 45 minutes before a thunderstorm rolled in to paddle around Burnham Harbor.
It was the day before the 2010 Race to Mackinac, so the harbor was full of visiting vessels, including the famous Beau Geste.
|Sharon in a position that wouldn't be safe 24 hours later.|
With the sky growing dark, we decided to forego the low docks and scale a wall instead.
The sky looks blue in the background, but at this point we were watching heavy cumulonimbus clouds coming our way. In typical summer paddling fashion, we loaded up and drove away just as the storm hit.
|Weather can change quickly in the summer. This photo was taken moments after the previous ones.|