Skywatch Friday: Chicago from IBSP

Last Saturday on our Looney Trip we were very lucky with awesome weather. The sky was clear and temperatures were seasonal, in the 50’s F. Wind was minimal.

From our viewing area at Illinois Beach State Park, we could see the Chicago city skyline, 50 miles to the south.

Chicago from Illinois Beach State Park

The moon was visible in the late afternoon sky from the beach.

Illinois Beach State Park

Broken Pier at IBSP

We went to the park to look for Red-throated Loons, which had been sighted there earlier in the day, but we were skunked. We did see lots of gulls resting on the beach.

Illinois Beach State Park gulls

Starting on Sunday, the next day, temperatures dropped into the 30’s and we had heavy cloud cover with sleet, hail and snow, and strong, cold winds.

For more photos and stories of the sky, check out the other submissions for this week’s Skywatch Friday.

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6 Responses to Skywatch Friday: Chicago from IBSP

  1. J says:

    Great photos of the Chicago skyline and the beach! I’m hoping to come to Chicago next year, thanks for the reminder of why I should!

  2. Great shot of the city’s skyline.

  3. Lene says:

    Great collection! But the two last ones are my favourites 🙂

  4. Evita says:

    Very nice photos in this collection – you got a little bit of everything and showed the sky in so many hues of blue!

  5. Barb says:

    Glad you could get these pictures before your storm moved through! I really liked the still water shot with the float.

  6. Arija says:

    So nice to see your view of and from the water.

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