Sweet home Chicago

Author: Ruth


Last night, ’round midnight, Stephen paddled onto a beach in Evanston, north of Chicago. Our good friend Timmo Skallerup, of Timmo Yoga, and his wife Barbara greeted him there and took him into their home which is located, conveniently, across the street from the beach.

Yesterday was Stephen’s longest day of paddling yet, 33.5 miles, according to measurements made with tools available on Google Earth. He is going to take a vacation week here for restocking, resting the body-machine, and socializing…with our good friends here, his sister and brother-in-law in Madison, Wisconsin, and me. I’m going to meet him tomorrow, can’t wait!

He is past the halfway point of the circumnavigation of Lake Michigan, that point was approximately a day or two south of Milwaukee. As of today, the total distance paddled is 468 miles, (not counting the distance paddled up and down on days of wind and big swells.)

8 Responses to “Sweet home Chicago”

  1. Roy's mom Says:

    Halfway home! Congratulations! It’s all “uphill” from here!
    Enjoy your week with friends and family! See you in September! 🙂

  2. Tina P Says:

    I hope you’re enjoying your rest, and that you and Ruth had a wonderful reunion. I can’t believe you did 33 1/2 miles in one day. You are incredible! Keep eating, and say hi to Timmo!!

    Much Love Stephen,


  3. Dave P Says:

    There is a great song about bicycling and the refrain goes peddle on peddle on peddle on… but I think that it also works for what you are doing Stephen paddle on paddle on paddle on…. I’ll have to remember the fold singer and let you know. 33 miles in one day!, that’s incredible.

  4. Chris Cross Says:

    You are smokin’ now! Last leg! You are back in Michigan with beautiful seashore the rest of the way! Hope the lake is calm and you are able to enjoy it to the finish! See you in Centennial!

  5. sarah Says:

    Hey Scrawny Man,
    I guess you ain’t so scrawny anymore if you are paddling 33 miles in a day.
    I love you. Have a safe journey and I hope to see you soon.

  6. Pamela Says:

    Glad to see you are getting some much overdue press. Now that the Petosky News is covering your story it’s just a matter of time before it hits the Times (New York that is)!

    I am sending positive energy your way, and hopes that you enounter only friendly winds and waves on this final strech of your journey.
    With love,

  7. Denny Says:

    Sounds like a job to me. Have fun. See you soon.

  8. Dave P Says:

    I’m glad to see that your web tracker is working, near ruch street in Petoskey!!

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