NO SWIMMING HERE
Some of you probably have heard about all the mystery garbage that has been washing up on the Lake Michigan shoreline since last week. Oh, and dead bodies too. Other than the few alewife invasions, which left hundreds of miles of shoreline littered with rotting dead fish, the beaches and waters of Lake Michigan have been pretty clean over the years. Always clear enough to see bottom in the shallow areas.
But this is presenting a problem in more ways than one for me. I have yet to get into Lake Michigan this year, either for training or recreation, and really wanted to get in 2 or 3 swims before Steelhead, since that too will be in Lake Michigan.
The Lake can be very unpredictable. It can be as smooth as glass, but cold as ice, or rolling with high waves and riptides, and 70+ degrees. You just never know what you're going to get. But one thing you usually can be sure of is clean water. Up until now.
I'm not sure how bad it will be by this weekend, but hopefully I will be able to get in the water and practice with the rolling waves.