Monday, January 8, 2018

Evanston: goodbye to all that

        We are having a heat wave—34ºF/1ºC.  The first time it has been above freezing since before Christmas.  For more than two weeks our temperatures have been around 0ºF/-18ºC.  Many mornings there has been a minus sign in front of the F temperature when I got up.  And the wind chill was, of course, considerably, sometimes dangerously lower.
        Twice last week when it reached a balmy 12ºF/-11ºC, I bundled up and walked down to the lake.  In the photo above the white line on the horizon is solid ice.  I was surprised that the lake was not frozen all the way to the shore.
        Winter does not actually end for me when I fly to Florida and GANNET tomorrow.  I expect to be back in Evanston in March and it will still be winter here then.  But it will end for a while.  I’m looking forward to that.  And I’m really looking forward to being on the little boat again.