Fall SUP & Upcoming Travel
Fall is upon us, but it didn’t stop me from paddling the South Lagoon last weekend. The air temperature was in the upper 50’s and the water temperature was 67 degrees, so no need for a drysuit just yet! I paddled in yoga pants, my wetsuit booties, and a wool pullover - which was perfect for the weather. The Chicago skyline was hiding behind a heavy fog and it was a little misty, but peaceful. My Lincoln Park Boat Club membership is invaluable for these cooler days! Just walk in, grab a board and paddle and I’m on the water in less than 10 minutes.
I’m heading to Seattle this weekend and I assume the weather will be very similar to my weekend paddle, so it was a good test run! I’ve been researching places to paddle in Seattle and Lake Union, Lake Washington and Alki Beach are at the top of my list. I’m still trying to decide whether or not to take my paddle board. I won’t have a car in Seattle, so that factors into my decision along with the fact that many rental companies in Seattle are open year round! I’ll write more about my Seattle SUP adventures next week.