• Brian McIlwee posted an update 6 years, 2 months ago

    So this weekend I completed a big bucket list item I had been working on for a couple years. Finished a 24 hour single handed continuous solo sail across Lake Michigan. It was awesome and everything I thought it would be. Left Burnham Harbor Saturday at 6PM. Saw the sunset over Chicago, the moon rise from the middle of Lake Michigan at 1AM, beautiful stars, quiet unlike anywhere else, had four freighters pass me during the night, and the witnessed the sunrise at 6:30AM off the coast of Bridgeman, MI. Made the turn at 7:30AM Sunday to head back to Chicago. Never turned on the stereo. Was back in the slip at 7PM Sunday Then I drank a lot and fell asleep!

    • Congratulations Brian! Sounds like an amazing experience.

    • Amazing Brian! I can picture the smile on your face when you sailed back into the slip in Chicago. Thanks for inspiring me to tackle something on my list….I may just take some dance lessons.

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