Windy wavy walk…

This summer has had an unusually dangerous stretch of record high water levels on Chicago’s Lake Michigan shores. Excessive rains the past few months along with the Chicago winds have caused the disapearance of walking areas, hiding of shoreline rocks and other shallow water warnings for boaters. They are hidden by the up to three feet excess Waters and high waves. CLICK THE IMAGE to read more information. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg
This section along Lincoln Park’s water’s edge has multiple layers of walking/biking concrete; a barrier for flooding while providing a bit of entertainment for one’s daily exercise. This summer the choices are less due to waters completely covering more than one layer of pathway. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitbberg
I saw this stie multiple times over ten minutes. Sadly too many have not appreciated the power of water and had needed rescue this summer. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg
Traffic along the lakefront continues; wise pedestrians keep to the higher levels of the pathways. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg

Meanwhile the Ring-billed Gulls seems to be unimpressed with the natural, but unsual, behavior of Lake Michigan this summer. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg

Such waves seem more typical of an ocean shoreline instead of the usual calmness of a lakeside. This views shows the creative and effective pathways along Lake Michigan’s Chicago’s shores that act as a floodwall. At this moment most of it shows itself. Copyright 2019 Pamela Breitberg

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