Sailing Chicago

It was a beautiful summer day for a sail along Chicago's lakefront. The Tall Ships Chicago festival kicked off this afternoon with a parade of sail. The parade includes 20 tall ships, but dozens of modern, small sailboats ventured onto the lake around the parade.

We walked along the lakefront for a couple of hours (five miles to be exact) to find a good location for photographing the parade. After discovering we could no longer access the breakwater from the DuSable Harbor area, we walked back to Northerly Island where the parade was set to begin. The tiered retaining wall along the shore was perfect - great for seating, and tall enough so people walking past did not walk in front of the camera.

This small sailboat heads out to join the others, with the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse on the horizon.

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